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Tuesday of Holy Week

Tuesday Events A busy day for Jesus! He heads back to Jerusalem (Mark 11:20-14:11)

  • Disciples see the fig tree withered. (Matthew 21:19b-22, Mark 21:20-25)
  • Jesus’ authority questioned by the Chief priests. (Matthew 21:23-17, Mark 11:27:33, Luke 20:1-8)
  • The Parable of the Two Sons. (Matthew 21:28-32)
  • The Parable of the Tenants. A Parable against the Jews. (Mark 12:1-11, Matthew 21:43-46)
  • The Parable of the Banquet. (Matthew 22:1-14)
  • Questions to trap Jesus.
    • Paying taxes to Caesar with the Pharisees (Matthew 22:15-22)
    • Marriage and Resurrection with the Sadducees – exposes their ignorance (Matthew 22:23-33)
    • The Great commandment. (Matthew 22:34-40)
  • Jesus questions the Religious Leaders  (Matthew 22:41-46)
  • Jesus condemns the religious Leads for Hypocrisy (Matthew 23:1-33)
    • Jesus laments once again over Jerusalem. (Matthew 23:34 -39)
  • Widows offering. (Mark 12:41-44)
  • Two conversations answering two questions one about  Jerusalem’s destruction and the sign of the second coming. Both begin with the disciples amazement of the Temple’s stones. (Mark 13:1)
    • First conversation leaving the Temple focuses on the destruction of the Temple with some details about the second coming. The Disciples question concerns the destruction of the temple and the time that it will happen. This happened on the way out of the temple or in the temple.  (Luke 21:5-36)
    • Second conversation happened on the Mt. of Olives and was given to only Peter, James and John and Andrew.(Mark 13:3) The question this time is focused more on the second coming. (Matthew 24: Mark 13)
  • Three Parables about the second coming.
    • The parable of the 10 Virgins. Readiness. (Matthew 25:1-13)
    • Teaching on the talents. Stewardship. (Matthew 25:14-30)
    • The Sheep and the Goats.  (Matthew 25:31-46)
  • Jesus predicts his death. (Matthew 26:2)
  • Jesus anointed by Mary the sister of Lazarus (Matthew 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9, John 12:2-11)
  • Religious leaders plot against Jesus (Matthew 26:1-5, Mark 14:1-2, Luke 21:37-22:2)
  • Judas agrees to betray Jesus to the Leaders. (Matthew 26:14-16, Mark 14:10-11, Luke 21:3-6)

(Painting by Daniel Gerhartz, b. 1965)

Old Testament Parallel
Isaiah 49.1-6 The commission and call of Jesus, the Messiah.  “A light to the nations.”


  • God has gone up with a shout,  the LORD with the sound of the ram’s-horn. Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises to our King, sing praises. For God is King of all the earth; sing praises with all your skill. God reigns over the nation;  God sits upon his holy throne. Psalm 47:5–8
  • Early in the morning I cry out to you,  for in your word is my trust. Psalm 119:147
  • Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your Name give glory; because of your love and because of your faithfulness. Psalm 115:1
  • For lo, your enemies, O LORD, lo, your enemies shall perish, and all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered. Psalm 92:8
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