The Last Week

by Colin Dexter

On Palm Sunday, Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem in direct fulfilment of messianic prophecy (Zechariah 9:9), knowing the authorities would respond by seeking his arrest and execution.

On Monday, he overturned the money changers’ tables, further provoking the wrath of his enemies.

On Tuesday, he defeated them again and again in public debate.

On Maundy Thursday, he waited in the Garden of Gethsemane as they came to arrest him

On Good Friday, the One whose power calmed raging seas and raised the dead allowed Roman soldiers to nail him to a cross.

On Sunday ,The tomb where he was laid was empty.

Bible reading: Matt 28 v2-7

Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it.

His face shone like lightning, and his clothing was as white as snow.

The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and they fell into a dead faint.

Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead, just as he said would happen. Come, see where his body was lying.

And now, go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and he is going ahead of you to Galilee.

You will see him there. Remember what I have told you.”


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