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The last week of Jesus' Life This essay will describe the last week of Jesus' life which ended in his death. Jesus entered Jerusalem on Sunday (MK11:1-11). Jesus said to two of his disciples ''Go to the village ahead, when you get there you will find a colt which no one has ridden before. Answer to anyone who asks that the Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly '' (MK 11:2-3). So the disciples went and found the colt and returned it to Jesus. They threw their cloaks over the colt and Jesus sat on it. Many people lay down branches from the fields and some threw their cloaks on the floor. The crowd shouted ''Hosanna, ''blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord'' (Mk11:9-10). The following day when Jesus arrived in the temple he drove out the merchants, over turned their tables not allowing anyone to carry merchandise. He reminded them that the temple was meant to be ''a house of prayer for all nations'' not ''a den of robbers''. ...read more.


While they were eating Jesus took both the bread and wine calling them his body and blood and shared them with the disciples. After he told them ''...I will not drink again of the fruit of the wine until that day when I drink it anew in the Kingdom of God''. Jesus explained to his disciples how they would leave him portraying himself as the shepherd and them as his sheep. Peter disagreed with this but Jesus predicted Peter would disown him three times. Peter and the other disciples insisted they would die with him. Jesus took his disciples to Gethsemane and told them to keep watch while he prayed. He took Peter, James and John and told them to stay awake. Jesus prayed and then returned to the disciples and found them asleep. He went away, prayed the same thing and returned to find them still sleeping as they were too tired. Returning the third time, he said ''.....Enough the hour has come. Look, the son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners......'' ...read more.


A centurion said ''surely this man was the son of God''. As evening came, Joseph of Arimathea took Jesus' body. He asked permission from Pilate before. He wrapped the body and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock and closed off the entrance using a large stone. Mary Magdalene and Mary mother of Joses saw where Jesus was laid. On Sunday when the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene and Mary mother of Joses went to anoint Jesus' body. They saw the stone was rolled away and entered to see a young man sitting. He told them Jesus had risen and was heading to Galilee. The women fled the tomb telling no one. Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene first and then to two of his followers they all reported it but none believed them. Later Jesus appeared to the eleven having rebuked them for their lack of faith he told them ''preach the good news to all creation.'' He was then taken up to heaven and seated at the right hand of God. The disciples preached to all and the Lord worked with them. ?? ?? ?? ?? This document is copyright to Rita Michaels This document is copyright to Rita Michaels ...read more.

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