The Last Days Of Jesus' Life Essay

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“With a loud cry, Jesus breathed his last.” (Mark 15:37) “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46) These are the last words of Jesus as recorded in the Bible. This paper looks at the events leading up to Jesus’ death on the cross as well as the controversy caused by the events. The week that led up to Jesus’ death and the events that occurred during this week are known as the Passion Week. The passion of Jesus is his sufferings between the night of the Last Supper and his death on the cross. Five main events occurred during Passion Week:
• Jesus going to Jerusalem
• Jesus in the Temple
• The Last Supper
• The arrest of Jesus
• Jesus’ interrogation and crucifixion
Sunday: Jesus traveled to Jerusalem on a donkey,
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He then forced them to leave. In a sense, Jesus felt that trade in the temple was dishonest and felt that it should not occur because it robbed the temple of its sanctity. The result of this visit to the Temple was that the chief priests and the teachers of the Jewish law began looking for a way to kill Jesus. Why? Because they feared him.
Thursday: The next main event is when Jesus shared a last supper with his disciples, saying that he would not drink wine again “until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” (Mark 14:22) At the Last Supper, Jesus prepared both himself and his disciples for his death. The loaf of bread symbolized his body, which was soon to be sacrificed and wine, which symbolizes his blood which was soon to be shed. After the Supper, they went to the Garden of Gethsemane. Here, Jesus prayed earnestly and asked the disciples to pray with him. However, the disciples fell asleep. Jesus prayed three times, each time asking, “My father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as your will.” (Matthew 26:38) Perhaps Jesus thought that God would intervene before he was arrested and crucified. In any case, he decided not to leave. Jesus hoped that he would not die, but he accepted the will of God.
Thursday: The high priest’s

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