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Maundy Thursday

Thursday’s Events One of the most, if not the most intimate moments between Jesus and his disciples  (Mark 14:12-42)

  • Preparation for the Passover (Matthew 26:17-19, Mark 14:12-16, Luke 22:7-13)
  • Jesus eats the Passover with his disciples.
    • Jesus washed the disciples feet  (John 13:1-20)

    "Christ Washing Peters Feet" by Ford Madox Brown, 1865

    • Identified Judas as the betrayer  (Matthew 26:21-25, Mark 14:18-21, Luke 22:21-23, John 13:21-30)
    • Dispute over who was the greatest (Luke 22:24-30)
    • The First Prediction of Peter’s denial  (John 13:31-38)
    • Institution of the Lord Supper  (Matthew 26:26-29, Mark 14:22-25, Luke 22:17-20, 1 Cor 11:23-26)
  • Conversations during supper.
    • Question about his destination, the Father, and the Holy Spirit answered  (John 14:1-31)
    • Vine and the Branch  (John 15:1-17)
    • Opposition from the world  (John 15:18-16:4)
    • Coming and ministry of the Holy Spirit  (John 16:5-15)
    • Prediction of joy over His resurrection  (John 16:16-22)
    • Promise of answered prayer (John 16:23-33)
  • Jesus’ high priestly prayer  (John 17:1-26)
  • They sang a hymn and left the upper room for Mount of Olives and the garden of Gethsemane   (Matthew 26:30, Mark 14:26)
  • The Second prediction of Peters betrayal  (Matthew 26:30-35, Mark 14:26-31, Luke 22:39-40a, John 18:1)
  • Jesus three agonizing prayers in Gethsemane  (Matthew 26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42, Luke 22:40b-46)

(Christ in Gethsemane by Michael D. Obrien)

From the Movie The Passion of the Christ

Old Testament Parallel

  • Exodus 12.1-14


  • Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion,  which cannot be moved, but stands fast for ever. The hills stand about Jerusalem;  so does the LORD stand round about his people, from this time forth for evermore. Psalm 125:1–2
  • Make me understand the way of your commandments,  that I may meditate on your marvelous works. Psalm 119:27
  • Remember your word to your servant,  because you have given me hope. This is my comfort in my trouble, that your promise gives me life. Psalm 119:49–50
  • Do not let your hearts be troubled. You trust in God, trust also in me. John 14:1
  • In the evening, in the morning, and at noonday, I will complain and lament, and he will hear my voice. Psalm 55:18

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