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Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Passion Week: Thursday

The events of this day revolve largely around the eating of the Passover meal; this is what has become known as, “The Last Supper.” Tradition says that the meal was eaten in an “upper room” in the house of Mark's parents. After the meal, Jesus gave His disciples the bread and wine, explaining that these were symbols of His body and blood (Matthew 14:12-26; Luke 22:17-23) now known as, “The Lord's Supper.”

A lot happened during the meal: Jesus washed the feet of His disciples, He told Peter that he would deny three times that he even knew Him, and He announced that one of disciples would betray Him. At some point, Judas left the meal to commit his act of treachery.

Jesus also gave a very long discourse recorded in John chapters 13-17. There's far too much detail in the discourse to share here but He tells His disciples that He is returning to the Father, He commands them to love one another, He encourages them for the trials they are about to face, and He prays to the Father concerning them.

Here is a dramatization of the discourse.

After leaving the upper room, Jesus leads His disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane where He prays alone, passionately to God. Later, Judas arrives with the authorities; Jesus is arrested and the disciples flee. Jesus is tried and condemned by the Jewish authorities in an illegal trial.

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