The last week of Jesus.

I always like to remind myself of the events surrounding Jesus' last week on earth and usually  spend this time looking at the scriptures.  I thought you might enjoy taking a look at His week.  

The following Information is courtesy of Dr. Doug Bookman of bookman ministries


  • Jesus' triumphant entrance into Jerusalem
  • Spends the night in Bethany
  • Matthew 21:1
  • Mark 11:1
  • Luke 19:29
  • John 12:12


  • Leaves Bethany
  • Curses the fig tree on the way into the city
  • Weeps over Jerusalem
  • Cleanses the temple for the second time in His ministry
  • Late in day, looks into the Temple, then leaves the city
  • Spends the night in Bethany
  • Matthew 21:12
  • Mark 11:22
  • Luke 19:45


  • Leaves Bethany
  • Finds the fig tree withered; teaches on faith
  • Possesses the temple and its precincts; confounds and pronounces woes upon His enemies
  • Leaves city; Olivet Discourse on way back to Bethany
  • Judas bargains with Sanhedrin to betray Jesus
  • Spends the night in Bethany
  • Matthew 21:20
  • Mark 11:20
  • Luke 20:36
  • John 12:20


 Wednesday. Silent Day

  • No record in the Gospels, but much activity as Jesus prepares for Last Supper and as Judas and Sanhedrin prepare for Jesus' arrest
  • Remains in Bethany throughout the day, stays night ther


  • Peter and John sent to make preparation for Passover meal
  • After sunset, eats meal with the twelve; washes disciples; Judas departs
  • Lord's Supper instituted
  • To Garden of Gethsemane; Jesus' agony
  • Betrayal by Judas; arrest by Sanhedrin
  • To house of High Priest as Sanhedrin is convened; Peter betrays Jesus


  • Matthew 26:1
  • Mark 14:1
  • Luke 22:


Friday ~ The Trials of Jesus Christ

  • First trial, before Annas [nightime hours]; Annas is looking for an accusation, biding time till Sanhedrin is gathered at High Priestly villa
  • Second [and primary] trial before Sanhedrin, Jesus is condemned, misused
  • Third trial, immediately at dawn [meanwhile, Peter denies Jesus a third time; Jesus looks upon him]; the condemnation repeated, then Jesus taken to Romans
  • Fourth trial before Pilate [till "beginning at Galilee"]
  • Fifth trial before Herod [looks for miracle]
  • 6th trial before Pilate
    • Jesus is scourged; the city cries, "Crucify Him or we will tell Rome!"
    • Jesus is finally turned over to be crucified
    • Jesus mocked (Roman soldiers); crown of thorns
    • Judas hangs himself
    • Jesus bears His cross to gate on north of city and is crucified around 9 am

Jesus' Seven Sayings from the Cross

  • "Father, forgive them..."
  • "Today...with me in paradise"
  • "Woman, behold thy son..." [darkness: noon – 3 pm]
  • "My God, My God..."
  • "I thirst"
  • "It is finished"
  • "Into Thy hands..."

The Death of the God-Man
About 3 pm; veil torn, rocks rent; some graves opened and people rise [to mortality] and go into the city

  • Jesus' side pierced
  • Passover lambs slain in temple
  • Jesus buried by sundown
  • Matthew 26:1
  • Mark 14:53
  • Luke 22:54
  • John 18:13


  • At the request of the Jewish leadership, Pilate grants a guard and sets a seal on the tomb of Jesus
  • Matthew 27:66



Jesus Christ rises from the dead (before dawn) and makes five appearances on the day of His rising:

  1. To Mary Magdalene [given a message to the disciples]
  2. To the other women who come to the tomb [intending to complete the burial preparation of His body]
  3. To two disciples on the Road to Emmaus
  4. To Simon Peter [nowhere recorded, but alluded to in Luke 24:33-34)
  5. To the astonished disciples [Thomas is absent]
  • Matthew 28:1
  • Mark 16:1
  • Luke 24:1
  • John 20:1