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Wednesday: Jesus’ Determination for the Cross

After leaving the upper room, Jesus and the remaining 11 disciples made their way across the Kidron Valley to an olive garden known as Gethsemane. It was here that Jesus withdrew to pray to His Father. He asked Peter, James, and John, the three disciples closest to Him, to come with Him. He told the three: “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here and watch with me” (Matthew 26: 38).…

Tuesday: Prophetic Disputation

On Tuesday of Holy Week, we observe Jesus having conversations with Sadducees and Pharisees. Their motivation in engaging Jesus was to test or trap Him. Instead, Jesus used three interactions to demonstrate His complete knowledge of Scripture, the completeness of Scripture, and His complete identity in Scripture.

1. Matthew 22:23-33: Jesus has complete knowledge of Scripture.

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Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.