No news to you, but Sunday is Palm Sunday, which begins what the Christian Church calls either “Passion Week” or “Holy Week”. This week moves from the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem to the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Ron Barker is with the Evangelism section of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Ron sends out an email (R-Gram) to those who choose to subscribe. If you wish to subscribe you may email Ron and request he send the newsletter to you. It is weekly and free. The email to subscribe is email@example.com. In that R-Gram he gives the chronology of events in the six trials of Jesus. I share this with you in the spirit of passing on what a friend has shared with me to help with your personal study and preaching.
Event Approximate Time
- Prayer and agony at Gethsemane (Synoptic gospels) 1:00 a.m.
- Betrayal by Judas and arrest of Jesus (Mk. 14:43-46; John 18:12) 1:30 a.m.
- Irregular, unauthorized inquiry at Anna’s residence (Jn. 18:13-23) 2:00 a.m.
- Unofficial trial at Caiaphas’s residence (Matt. 26:57-68; John 18:24) 3:00 a.m.
- Formal, official trial before Sanhedrin in their chamber to confirm capital sentence (Mark 15:1; Luke 22:66-71) 6:00 a.m. (“when it was day”)
- First interrogation by Pilate at official residence (Mt. 27:1-2; 11-14; Lk. 23:1-7; John 18:28-38) 6:30 a.m. (“when morning had come…and it was early”)
- Audience/mockery before Herod (Luke 28:8-12) 7:00 a.m.
- Final judgment of Pilate (All Gospels) 7:30 a.m.
- Scourging in Praetorium (All Gospels) 8:00 a.m.
- Nailing of hand and feet to the cross (All Gospels) 9:00 a.m. (“it was the third hour”)
- Darkness (Matthew, Mark, Luke) 12:00 noon (“when the sixth hour had come, darkness fell”)
- Death of Jesus (all Gospels) 3:00 p.m. (“and at the ninth hour”)
In less than twenty-four hours, Jesus goes from arrest to execution!
We are praying God will bless each of you with the anointing of the Holy Spirit as you prepare both the messages and the messenger for this important time in your ministry.