Daily reading

Today’s reading is: Mt. 21:1-11; 26:6-13; Mk. 11:1-11; 14:3-9; Lk. 19:11-40; Jn. 12:1-19


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Matthew Chapter Twenty-One

  1. On Monday of the Passion week, Jesus entered into Jerusalem in fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies (Matt. 21:1-9).
    1. The donkey and her colt are prepared for the precise day according to the 69 “weeks” of Daniel 9 (Dan. 9:25,26).  The date is Monday, March 30, 33AD.  It has been 173,880 days since Artaxerxes’ decree to rebuild and restore Jerusalem, given on March 5, 444BC.
    2. The donkey and colt fulfill Zechariah’s prophecy of the coming King (Zech. 9:9).
    3. The crowds shouted Hosanna to the Son of David Prophet-King (vv.9-11). ὡσαννά hōsanna #5614 fr. הוֹשִׁיעָה נָּא (Ps. 118:25) do save!  

(Chapter Twenty-One continues tomorrow)

Matthew Chapter Twenty-Six

(Outline continues from Day 311)

  1. The conspirators find their needed Betrayer (Matt. 26:14-16) who had finally had enough with Jesus’ repeated teachings concerning His death (Matt. 26:6-13).

(Chapter Twenty-Six continues on Day 311)

Mark Chapter Eleven

  1. On Monday of the Passion week, Jesus entered into Jerusalem in fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies (Mk. 11:1-11; Zech. 9:9; Ps. 118:25; Dan. 9:25-26).

(Chapter Eleven continues tomorrow)

Mark Chapter Fourteen

(Outline continues from Day 311)

  1. The woman who anoints the Lord’s body for burial is unnamed in Matthew & Mark (Mk. 14:3-9), but identified as Mary, the sister of Martha and Lazarus in John (Jn. 12:1-3).

(Chapter Fourteen continues on Day 311)

Luke Chapter Nineteen

(Outline continues from yesterday)

  1. In Zaccheus’ home, Jesus presented the Parable of the Minas (Lk. 19:11-27).
    1. This parable is not precisely the same as the Parable of the Talents (Matt. 25:14-30).
    2. 1 talent = 60 minas.
      1. In Matthew, three slaves were given 5, 2, & 1 talents (or 300, 120, & 60 minas).
      2. In Luke, ten slaves were each given 1 mina (10 minas total).
  2. Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Lk. 19:28-44).  [Monday, March 30th, 33AD]
    1. After His baptism, and the feeding of the 5000, this is the third event in the life of Christ to be recorded in all 4 Gospels.
    2. Luke records the Lord’s statement concerning the stones crying out (Lk. 19:40).

(Chapter Nineteen continues tomorrow)

John Chapter Twelve

  1. Jesus spends His final week in Bethany—days in Jerusalem and nights in Bethany (Jn. 12:1,12; Matt. 21:17-18; Mk. 11:11-12).
  2. John informs us that Judas’ outrage over Mary’s costly perfume was because of Judas’ thieving (Jn. 12:2-8).
  3. John also informs us that the conspiracy against Christ was also focused on Lazarus (Jn. 12:9-11).
  4. The triumphal entry also shows the role Lazarus played in the Passion week (Jn. 12:12-19).

(Chapter Twelve continues tomorrow)