Beginning March 29 through April 5, @CruTweets will be live-tweeting what Christ’s week was like in the days and hours leading up to his execution and resurrection, using the hashtag #AtThisTime on Twitter. Read the larger story from Biblical text providing context and background on what was going on from The Voice translation of the Bible.
We are posting each event in Eastern Standard Time as it reflects the exact sequence of events as if you are standing in Jerusalem.
He took the twelve aside and spoke privately to them. (Luke 18:31-33)
Jesus: Look, my friends, we are going up to Jerusalem. Everything the prophets have written about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. He will be handed over to the outsiders. They will mock Him, disgrace Him, and spit on Him; they will scourge Him, and they will kill Him. And on the third day, He will rise from death.
And so this is what happened, finally. Jesus finished all His teaching, and He said to His disciples,
Jesus: The feast of Passover begins in two days. That is when the Son of Man is handed over to be crucified.
And almost as He spoke, the chief priests were getting together with the elders at the home of the high priest, Caiaphas. They schemed and mused about how they could trick Jesus, sneak around and capture Him, and then kill Him.
Chief Priests: We shouldn’t try to catch Him at the great public festival. The people would riot if they knew what we were doing.
Meanwhile Jesus was at Bethany staying at the home of Simon the leper. While He was at Simon’s house, a woman came to see Him. She had an alabaster flask of very valuable ointment with her, and as Jesus reclined at the table, she poured the ointment on His head. The disciples, seeing this scene, were furious.
Disciples: This is an absolute waste! The woman could have sold that ointment for lots of money, and then she could have given it to the poor.
Jesus knew what the disciples were saying among themselves, so He took them to task.
Jesus: Why don’t you leave this woman alone? She has done a good thing. It is good that you are concerned about the poor, but the poor will always be with you—I will not be. In pouring this ointment on My body, she has prepared Me for My burial. I tell you this: the good news of the kingdom of God will be spread all over the world, and wherever the good news travels, people will tell the story of this woman and her good discipleship. And people will remember her.
At that, one of the twelve, Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests.
Judas Iscariot: What will you give me to turn Him over to you?
They offered him 30 pieces of silver. And from that moment, he began to watch for a chance to betray Jesus. (Matthew 26:1-16)
This Easter, @CruTweets will be live-tweeting what Christ’s week was like in the days and hours leading up to his execution and resurrection, using the hashtag #AtThisTime on Twitter.
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