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Holy Week: The Final Days of Christ

The four Gospels written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John recount the biography of Jesus. Sometimes it’s not easy to put together the sequence of events when they are spread across four books so I’ve assembled a quick reference guide.

The final week of Christ’s life is known as Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to Resurrection Sunday. For each day, I’ve listed the key events that occurred and some suggested readings that cover the events for that day. I hope this makes it easier to follow the progression of events leading up to the death and resurrection of Christ.

Be sure to download a free PDF chart of this information at the bottom of this post.

 


 

Palm Sunday

Events at a Glance

  • The Triumphant Entry

 

Suggested Readings

  • (   )  Matthew 21:1-9
  • (   )  Mark 11:1-10
  • (   )  Luke 19:29-44
  • (   )  John 12:12-19

 


 

Monday

Events at a Glance

  • Jesus Curses a Fig Tree
  • Jesus Cleanses the Temple
  • Jesus Foretells His Death

 

Suggested Readings

  • (   )  Matthew 21:10-19
  • (   )  Mark 11:12-18
  • (   )  Luke 19:45-48
  • (   )  John 12:20-50

 


 

Tuesday

Events at a Glance

  • The Withered Fig Tree
  • Religious Leaders Challenge Jesus
  • Jesus’ Last Sermon
  • Jesus Tells of the Future
  • Mary Anoints Jesus
  • Judas Sells Out Jesus

 

Suggested Readings

  • (   )  Matthew 21:20 – 26:16
  • (   )  Mark 11:19 – 14:11
  • (   )  Luke 20:1 – 22:6
  • (   )  John 12:2-8

 


 

Wednesday

Events at a Glance

  • No Known Events

 

Suggested Readings

  • (   )  Psalm 22
  • (   )  Isaiah 53

 


 

Thursday

Events at a Glance

  • Preparation for the Passover Meal
  • Jesus Washes Feet
  • Jesus Redefines the Meaning of Passover
  • Judas Defects
  • Prayer at the Garden of Gethsemane

 

Suggested Readings

  • (   )  Matthew 26:17-75
  • (   )  Mark 14:12-42
  • (   )  Luke 22:7-46
  • (   )  John 13:1 – 18:1

 


 

Friday

Events at a Glance

  • Betrayal, Arrest, Desertion
  • Trial by Ciaphas
  • Peter’s Denials
  • Suicide of Judas
  • Jesus Appears before Pilate, Taken to Herod, Returns to Pilate
  • Soldiers Beat Jesus
  • Jesus Carries the Cross
  • The Crucifixion of Jesus
  • The Death of Jesus
  • The Burial of Jesus

 

Suggested Readings

  • (   )  Matthew 26:47 – 27:66
  • (   )  Mark 14:43 – 15:47
  • (   )  Luke 22:47 – 23:56
  • (   )  John 18:2 – 19:37

 


 

Saturday

Events at a Glance

  • Soldiers Guard the Tomb on the Sabbath

 

Suggested Readings

  • (   )  Romans 5
  • (   )  1 Corinthians 15
  • (   )  Philippians 2:1-11

 


 

Easter Sunday

Events at a Glance

  • Women Visit the Tomb
  • Peter and John Verify the Empty Tomb
  • Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene and Other Women
  • Guards Make a Report
  • Jesus Appears to Two Men on the Road to Emmaus
  • Jesus Appears to Ten Disciples without Thomas

 

Suggested Readings

  • (   )  Matthew 28:1-15
  • (   )  Mark 16:1-14
  • (   )  Luke 24:1-43
  • (   )  John 20:1-25

 


 

Free Download

 

Holy Week Bible Reading Chart

 

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