Key Events During Jesus’ Final Week:
Sunday: Crowds cheer Jesus’ entry to Jerusalem-Palm Sunday (Chapter 21:1-11)
Monday: Jesus angers leaders by throwing vendors out of the temple (Chapter 21:12-46)
Tuesday: Jesus confronts the hypocrisy of the Jewish leaders (Chapters 23-25)
Wednesday: Judas bribed to betray Jesus (Chapter 26:14-16)
Thursday: The Last Supper; Judas betrays Jesus; Peter denies Jesus (Chapter 26:17-75)
Friday: Jesus’ crucifixion; the chief priests rally the people to chant, “Crucify him!” (Chapter 27)
Highlighted Scriptures of the Holy Week Events:
The Plot Against Jesus: “When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, 2 “As you know, the Passover is two days away—and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.” Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, 4 and they schemed to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him. 5 “But not during the festival,” they said, “or there may be a riot among the people” (Matthew 26:1-5).
Jesus Anointed at Bethany: 6″While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, 7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table” (Matthew 26: 6-5).
Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus: 14 “Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver.16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over” (Matt. 26).
Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial: 31″Then Jesus told them, “This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written: “‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’ 32 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.” 33 Peter replied, “Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will.” 34 “Truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” 35 But Peter declared, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” And all the other disciples said the same” (Matthew 26:31-35).