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6 – Jesus’ Final Week on Earth

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No doubt there is much that is missed that could be gleaned our of the four Gospel narratives for the final week of Jesus’ life on earth. Truly, no matter how meticulous we are in our studies we miss something. Paul even tells us that the best we can do today is to know in part (1Corinthians 13:9, 12). I will try my best to add to our partial knowledge, but I feel so inadequate, as I face what Jesus said and did during this final week of his life on earth.

Jesus seems to simply thrust himself in plain view for this week, almost daring anyone to find fault with him. With a price on his head he comes to the top of Mount Olivet and looks over Jerusalem before he enters the city in full view of all his enemies. All their plans to seize him are turned upside down. Their power seems impotent before him, until he allows their desire to occur. Once his enemies have him in their grasp, they think they are able to do as they wish, but in the end Jesus is still calling the shots. Truly, the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and his weakness is more powerful than all who come against him (cf. 1Corinthians 1:25).

  1. Luke 19:28-34 …………………………….. Jesus Arrives on Mount Olives
  2. Luke 19:35-38 …………………………….. Hosanna to the King
  3. Luke 19:39-40 ……………………………. The Reaction to the Coming of Jesus
  4. Luke 19:41-45 …………………………….. Jesus’ Three Entries Into Jerusalem
  5. Luke 19:41-45 …………………………….. The Significance of Each Entry
  6. Luke 19:45-48 …………………………….. Casting Out the Money-Changers
  7. Luke 19:45-48 …………………………….. Profiteering Inside the Temple
  8. Luke 20:12 ………………………………… The Sanhedrin
  9. Luke 20:1-2 ……………………………….. The Controversy Over Authority
  10. Luke 20:1-2 ……………………………….. Jesus’ Right to Do as He Did
  11. Luke 20:1-7 ……………………………….. The Snare that Backfired
  12. Luke 20:8-15 ……………………………… Jesus’ Response and Absentee Landlords
  13. Luke 20:9-18 ……………………………… The Argument Written in Stone
  14. Luke 20:17-18 ……………………………. The Stone the Builders Rejected
  15. Luke 20:19-22 ……………………………. Should We Pay Tribute to Caesar?
  16. Luke 20:23-26 ……………………………. Render to Caesar…
  17. Luke 20:27-33 ……………………………. The Scoffers and Bearers of Myth
  18. Luke 20:34-40 ……………………………. In Defense of the Resurrection
  19. Luke 20:41-44 ……………………………. How is the Messiah David’s Son?
  20. Luke 20:45-47 ……………………………. Beware of the Scribes
  21. Luke 21:1 …………………………………. Almsgiving and Righteousness
  22. Luke 21:1-4 ……………………………….. The Widow’s Mites
  23. Luke 21:5-7 ……………………………….. The Olivet Prophecy
  24. Luke 21:8-15 ……………………………… False Signs of Jesus’ Coming
  25. Luke 21:12-19 ……………………………. The Value of the Believer’s Persecution
  26. Luke 21:20-24 ……………………………. The Signs of the End
  27. Luke 21:25-28 ……………………………. Apocalyptic Signs
  28. Luke 21:29-38 ……………………………. A Final Warning
  29. Luke 22:15 ……………………………….. Did Jesus Eat the Passover Seder?

 

 

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