Two days before – Wednesday – (13th)
Jesus taught in the temple each day during this week. (Luke 19:47) So again today, he went to the temple in the morning and taught.
The feast of the passover and of unleavened bread was in two days. The chief priests and the scribes wanted to take Jesus and put him to death. But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people. (Mark 14:1-2)
In Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, Jesus sat at the meal. Martha served, Lazarus was one that sat at the table with Jesus. Mary came with an alabaster box containing a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed Jesus’ head and feet, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the fragrance of the ointment. (Mark 14:3, John 13:2-3)
Jesus said, she has done a good work for me… She has come beforehand to anoint my body for burial. (Mark 14:6,8)
This anointing was different from the one early in his ministry, recorded in Luke 7:36-50
Then Judas Iscariot went to the chief priests, to betray Jesus to them. And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him thirty pieces of silver. And from that time Judas looked for an opportunity to betray Jesus. (Matthew 26:15-16, Mark 14:10-11)
The Lord’s Supper –
The Jewish days begin at sundown.
The passover lamb was killed at twilight on Wednesday, the 13th day of the first month Aviv, and the Passover meal was eaten after sundown on the 14th.
In the fourteenth day of the first month at evening is the Lord’s passover. (Leviticus 23:5)
Jesus ate the Passover supper with his disciples (Matthew 26:17-30)
Although the date had changed for the Jews, these events took place on Wednesday night.
Judas left to betray Jesus. (John 13:21-30) Judas knew Jesus planned to go to mount of Olives. (John 18:1-2)
After supper, they sung a hymn and went out into the mount of Olives (Matthew 26:30)
Jesus spoke to the eleven of many things: (John 13:31- chapter 16)
A new commandment
Prediction of Peter’s denial
The way, truth and light
He who has seen Me has seen the Father.
The promise of a Comforter
Jesus in us
My peace I give to you
The true vine
Love and joy
The world’s hatred
The work of the Holy Spirit
Sorrow will turn to joy
Jesus has overcome the world
The prayer in the garden of Gethsemane
In Chapter 17, Jesus prays. He prays for himself, his disciples and all believers