Luke 23

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“Crucifixion”: Jesus is shuffled between Pilate and Herod, neither of whom can find good grounds for crucifixion. But the growing Jewish mob prevails upon Pilate. Jesus is scourged and crucified. At the point of his death, supernatural signs disconcert the … Continued

Luke 22:39-71

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“Betrayal & Arrest”: Jesus spends his final free moments in prayer on the Mount of Olives. Here he is arrested and taken the high priest’s house, where he is beaten, mocked, and entrapped. Meanwhile in the courtyard outside, Peter denies … Continued

Luke 22:1-38

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Luke 22:1-38—“Plots Fulfilled”: The constant plots and schemes against Jesus are finally realized and executed as Judas reaches an agreement with the chief priests and scribes to betray Jesus. In his final hours as a free man, Jesus observes the … Continued

Luke 21

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“Judgment & Destruction”: The chapter opens with Jesus singling out a poor widow, who gave more to the Lord than anyone despite her poverty. Next, Jesus prophetically foresees the destruction of Jerusalem, which he pictures as judgment against this city … Continued

Luke 20

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“Jesus Challenged”: The level of opposition to Jesus reaches an all time high in his last week as he preaches in the Temple. He fields captious questions about his authority, the controversial tribute tax, and marriage in the resurrection—all of … Continued

Luke 19

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“Ascension to Jerusalem”: As Jesus travels toward Jerusalem for the last time before his crucifixion, he goes through Jericho where he meets Zacchaeus. He tells the “parable of the 10 minas.” He finally reaches Jerusalem, where he welcomed like a … Continued