This morning we read Mat 27:1-45 as a small group.
This brought up a few questions.
When was the last supper? Traditionally I had been brought up to believe this was Thursday. But one member of our group, who is Catholic, said he believed that it was on a Tuesday. While I was trying to recall why I thought that it was on Thursday, he said that the “Lost Sea’s Scroll’s had proved it was on a Tuesday”.
So I decided to look into it, and this is what i found.
First I recalled just reading an article on the timeline of the holy week on biblegateway.com so I called that up.
What Happened on Thursday showed a portion of this timeline below.
This however did not fully satisfy him, although it did bring doubt into his thoughts. For myself I knew what I had been taught, but was open to further study as the timeline of the last supper does not affect my faith in the least.
So when I got home, I began to search and what I found was interesting enough that I thought I would share.
First a simple google search on the “was the day of the last supper tuesday”
First result was from catholic education Org
I generally do not look back on my posts, for me they are like water in a stream.
I stumbled on THIS and remember most of it. The first part was my true heart as I was quite anguished over that trip. What was not said, is that the summer trip was canceled due to lack of interest. By the next year’s trip I was in a dark place and did not feel called to go. At least that is what I kept telling myself. I think I was so bitter over the 2010 trip that I refused to listen to God. I never went in 2011 even though the plead in the last paragraph of the original post was coming at me in full. (probably for the best that I did not recognise that).
Speaking of the last paragraph, I hate it now. it sounds so self absorbed. Probably because it was, as was the whole thing. I am trying to find what God’s plan is for me, where he wants me to go, when, and with who.
It’s a constant struggle to hear God. The mission trip this year has been fairly silent. What I think God is calling to me is “love the human race”, and “every available minute”??
Glory to God above.
“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.”
via Philippians 2:14-16.
How can we hear God’s voice in Scripture? It isn’t really complicated. We need to read it. We need to do the work to understand it (which is the point of this whole book).
1. The Creation Genesis 1:1-2:7
2. Adam and Eve Genesis 2:8-3:24
3. Cain and Abel Genesis 4:1-16
4. The Great Flood Genesis 6:1-9:17
5. The Tower of Babel Genesis 11:1-9
6. God Calls Abraham Genesis 12:1-9
7. Sodom and Gomorrah Genesis 18:16-19:29
8. Abraham’s Obedience Genesis 22:1-19
9. Isaac Marries Rebekah Genesis 24:1-67
10. Esau’s Birthright Genesis 25:19-34
11. Isaac Blesses Jacob Genesis 27:1-40
12. Jacob and Laban Genesis 29:1-31:55
13. Jacob Wrestles Genesis 32:1-33:20
14. Revenge against Shechem Genesis 34:1-31, 49:5-7
15. Joseph in Prison Genesis 39:1-40:23
16. Joseph as a Ruler Genesis 41:1-57
17. Family Reunion Genesis 42-45, 46:28-30
18. Moses’ Birth Exodus 1:1-2:10
19. The Burning Bush Exodus 3:1-22
20. The Ten Plagues Exodus 7:14-12:30
21. The Exodus Exodus 12:31-51
22. The Red Sea Exodus 14:5-31
23. The Gold Calf Exodus 32:1-29
24. Exploring the Land Numbers 13:1-14:38
25. Rebellion in the Ranks Numbers 16:1-17:13
26. Balak and Balaam Numbers 22:1-24:25
27. Rahab and the Spies Joshua 2:1-24
28. Jericho Falls Joshua 6:1-27
29. Gibeon’s Con Artists Joshua 9:1-27
30. Deborah and Barak Judges 4:1-24
31. Gideon as Judge Judges 6:1-7:25
32. Abimelech’s Ambition Judges 9:1-57
33. Samson as Judge Judges 13:1-16:31
34. Ruth, Naomi and Boaz Ruth 1:1-4:22
35. Samuel is Born 1 Samuel 1:1-28
36. Samuel the Prophet 1 Samuel 3:1-4:22
37. Saul Becomes King 1 Samuel 9:1-10:27
38. Jonathan’s Bravery 1 Samuel 14:1-46
39. Saul’s Disobedience 1 Samuel 15:1-35
40. David Kills Goliath 1 Samuel 17:1-51
41. David and Jonathan 1 Samuel 18:1-4, 20:1-42
42. Nabal and Abigail 1 Samuel 25:1-44
43. Saul’s Death 1 Samuel 28:1-25, 30:1-13
44. David’s Success 2 Samuel 5:1-6:23
45. David and Bathsheba 2 Samuel 11:1-12:25
46. Amnon and Tamar 2 Samuel 13:1-22
47. Absalom 2 Samuel 13:23-19:8
48. Solomon’s Wisdom 1 Kings 3:1-28
49. Jeroboam and Rehoboam 1 Kings 11:26-14:31
50. Elijah’s Challenge 1 Kings 17:1-18:46
51. God Speaks to Elijah 1 Kings 19:1-21
52. Micaiah the Prophet 1 Kings 22:1-40
53. Chariot of Fire 2 Kings 1:1-2:25
54. Elisha Heals Naaman 2 Kings 5:1-27
55. Famine and Unbelief 2 Kings 6:24-7:20
56. Joash and Jehoiada 2 Kings 11:1-21
57. Hezekiah Trusts God 2 Kings 18:13-19:37
58. Josiah’s Reign 2 Kings 22:1-23:30
59. Fall of Jerusalem 2 Kings 24:18-25:30
60. David’s Power 1 Chronicles 11:1-25
61. David’s Census 1 Chronicles 21:1-22:1
62. Jehoshaphat and Ahab 2 Chronicles 18:1-19:11
63. Ezra Rebuilds the Altar Ezra 3:1-13
64. Nehemiah Builds the Wall Nehemiah 2:1-20
65. Enemy Opposition Nehemiah 4:1-23
66. Nehemiah’s Justice Nehemiah 5:1-19
67. Esther Saves the Jews Esther 1:1-10:3
68. Job is Tested Job 1:1-22
69. Ezekiel’s Vision Ezekiel 37:1-14
70. The Fiery Furnace Daniel 3:1-30
71. The Lions’ Den Daniel 6:1-28
72. Jonah Jonah 1:1-4:11
73. Jesus is Born Matthew 1:18-25
74. Jesus is Born Luke 2:1-40
75. Wise Men and King Herod Matthew 2:1-23
76. Jesus is Tempted Matthew 4:1-11
77. Jesus is Tempted Mark 1:12-13
78. Jesus is Tempted Luke 4:1-13
79. Jesus Feeds 5,000 Matthew 14:13-21
80. Jesus Feeds 5,000 Mark 6:30-44
81. Jesus Feeds 5,000 Luke 9:10-17
82. Jesus Feeds 5,000 John 6:1-15
83. The Bread of Life John 6:1-71
84. Jesus Walks on Water Matthew 14:22-36
85. Jesus Walks on Water Mark 6:45-56
86. Jesus Walks on Water John 6:16-21
87. The Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37
88. The Lost Son Luke 15:1-32
89. Jesus Raises Lazarus John 11:1-44
90. Jesus and Zacchaeus Luke 19:1-10
91. The Triumphal Entry Matthew 21:1-11
92. The Triumphal Entry Luke 19:28-40
93. The Triumphal Entry John 12:12-19
94. The Last Supper Matthew 26:17-30
95. The Last Supper Mark 14:12-26
96. The Last Supper Luke 22:7-30
97. The Last Supper John 13:1-30
98. Jesus’ Trial Matthew 26:47-27:31
99. Jesus’ Crucifixion Matthew 27:32-56
100. Jesus’ Crucifixion Mark 15:21-41
101. Jesus’ Crucifixion Luke 23:26-49
102. Jesus’ Crucifixion John 19:16-42
103. Jesus’ Resurrection Matthew 28:1-15
104. Jesus’ Resurrection Mark 16:1-14
105. Jesus’ Resurrection Luke 24:1-34
106. Jesus’ Resurrection John 20:1-10
107. Jesus’ Ascension Luke 24:35-53
108. Jesus’ Ascension Acts 1:6-11
109. The Holy Spirit Comes Acts 2:1-47
110. The Apostles’ Courage Acts 4:1-31
111. Ananias and Sapphira Acts 5:1-11
112. Philip and the Eunuch Acts 8:26-40
113. Saul Encounters Jesus Acts 9:1-19
114. Peter and Cornelius Acts 10:1-11:18
115. Paul in Corinth Acts 18:1-28
116. Paul in Ephesus Acts 19:1-41
117. Paul Goes to Rome Acts 27:1-28:31
Should a mother focus primarily, or only, on discipling her children? Life can often be so demanding for a stay-at-home mom, for instance, that the thought of making disciples beyond her own children can seem like an insurmountable task. Maybe if there is only one child in the picture, but as soon as you have more than one, chaos sometimes does not even begin to describe the situation. Not to mention a home that takes time and attention. Is it even feasible for a mother to disciple someone outside of her own children in light of all of her other responsibilities?
These are questions that are being asked all the time, whether said, or unsaid. David and Francis give some biblical/practical principles through which to think, and a real life example to look to. Ultimately they help point us toward Jesus’ model of discipleship as the only sustainable way going forward.
via Moms Making Disciples.
In times of crisis everyone wants God. We quote Him, pray to Him, talk about Him, and question Him.
Interestingly enough, when things go really well (such as winning an oscar, or an election, or the lottery) everyone wants to thank Him.
via Where was God?
“[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
via James 1:2-3.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
via James 1:5.
This is perhaps my favorite Bible verse, I call on it all the time. And I have thanked God for it just about as much as I have called on it.
“But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.””
via 1 Peter 1:15-16.
I am going to work to memorize bible verses this year and here is number 1.
This was a good reminder all day that I am important to God, every time I was about to do something, I would be reminded of this verse and then be focused to make sure I was complete in my intent. Meaning that I was trying to make everything I did today a holy thing.
While I was working, I tried to work in a manner that the spirit led me. At work for most people it is easy to cheat away time from the company they work for. Little by little, an extra break, 5 more minutes at lunch, arrive late, leave early. I do not have that problem, even though I quite often arrive late, I generally will try to work over lunch, take breaks only for rest room stops, and I do not usually leave until well after my end time. So for me I tried to be more organized for work, so that my disorganization would not let me cheat my time.
At home, I reminded myself to tell my family I loved them more, and make sure that I showed it often. I tried to find one thing that I could do for each member of my family and do it for them. This was something that I would not normally do, probably should be.
I also tried to do this quietly to not let them know my agenda.