January 5 ~ Jesus Appears

•The Work of the Holy Spirit•
Background @ John 13:1 and John 14:15-31 (Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit)
Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he had loved them to the very end.
Story @ John 16:5-33

•The Prayer of Jesus•
Background @ John 13:1
Before the Passover celebration, Jesus knew that his hour had come to leave this world and return to his Father. He had loved his disciples during his ministry on earth, and now he had loved them to the very end.
Story @ John 17:1-26

•Jesus Prays in Gethsemane•
Background @ Luke 22:7-13 (the last supper)
@ Luke 22:14-30 (Jesus predicts his betrayal)
@ Luke 22:31-38 (Jesus predicts Peter’s betrayal)
@ John 18:1
After saying these things, Jesus crossed the Kidron Valley with his disciples and entered a grove of olive trees.
Story @ Mark 14:32-42 || @ Matthew 26:36-46 || @ Luke 22:39-46

•Jesus Betrayed and Arrested•
Background @ Luke 18:1-2
After saying these things, Jesus crossed the Kidron Valley with his disciples and entered a grove of olive trees. Judas, the betrayer, knew this place, because Jesus had often gone there with his disciples.
Story @ Mark 14:43-52 || @ Matthew 26:47-56 || @ Luke 22:47-53 || @ John 18:3-11

•Jesus Before the Council•
Background @ Mark 14:43-52 || @ Matthew 26:47-56 || @ Luke 22:47-53 || @ John 18:3-11 (Jesus betrayed and arrested)
Matthew 26:57-58
Then the people who had arrested Jesus led him to the home of Caiaphas, the high priest, where the teachers of religious law and the elders had gathered. Meanwhile Peter followed him at a distance and came to the high priest’s courtyard. He went in and sat with the guards and waited to see how it would all end.
Story @ Mark 14:53-65 || @ Matthew 26:57-68

•Peter Denies Jesus•
Background @ John 13:31-38 (Jesus predicts Peter’s denial)
@ John 18:15-18 (Peter’s first denial)
@ Mark 14:53-65 || @ Matthew 26:57-68 (Jesus before the council)
@ Luke 22:54-56
So they arrested him and led him to the high priest’s home. And Peter followed at a distance. The guards lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat around it, and Peter joined them there.
Story @ Mark 14:66-72 || @ Matthew 26:69-75 || @ Luke 22:54-62 || @ John 18:25-27

John Singer Sargent

•Judas Hangs Himself•
Background @ Luke 22:7-13 (the last supper)
@ Luke 22:14-30 (Jesus predicts his betrayal)
@ John 18:1-2 || @ Mark 14:32-42 || @ Matthew 26:36-46 || @ Luke 22:39-46 (Jesus prays in Gethsemane)
@ Mark 14:43-52 || @ Matthew 26:47-56 || @ Luke 22:47-53 || @ John 18:3-11 (Jesus betrayed and arrested)
@ Matthew 27:3-4
When Judas, who had betrayed him, realized that Jesus had been condemned to die, he was filled with remorse. So he took the thirty pieces of silver back to the leading priests and the elders. “I have sinned,” he declared, “for I have betrayed an innocent man.”
Story @ Matthew 27:3-10

•Pilate’s Judgement Hall•
Background @ John 18:12-14 (Annas questions Jesus)
@ John 18:19-24 (high priest questions Jesus)
@ Matthew 27:11
Now Jesus was standing before Pilate, the Roman governor. “Are you the king of the Jews?” the governor asked him.
Story @ Mark 15:2-5 || @ Matthew 27:11-14 || @ Luke 23:1-12 || @ John 18:28-40

•Jesus Sentenced to Death•
Background @ Mark 15:2-5 || @ Matthew 27:11-14 || @ Luke 23:1-12 || @ John 18:28-40 (Jesus’ trial before Pilate)
@ Luke 23:13-14a
Then Pilate called together the leading priests and other religious leaders, along with the people, and he announced his verdict.
Story @ Mark 15:6-15 || @ Matthew 27:15-26 || @ Luke 23:13-25 || @ John 19:1-16

•The Soldiers Mock Jesus•
Background @ Mark 15:16
The soldiers took Jesus into the courtyard of the governor’s headquarters (called the Praetorium) and called out the entire regiment.
Story @ Mark 15:16-20 || Matthew 27:27-31 || @ Luke 22:63-65

Winslow Homer
Observations on Shipboard

•The Crucifixion•
Background @ Mark 15:16-20 || Matthew 27:27-31 || @ Luke 22:63-65 (soldiers mock Jesus)
@John 19:17
Carrying the cross by himself, he went to the place called Place of the Skull (Golgotha in Hebrew). Jesus’ crucifixion and death took place either on Friday, April 7, AD 30, or on Friday, April 3, AD 33.
Story @ Mark 15:21-32 || @ Matthew 27:32-44 || @ Luke 23:26-43 || @ John 19:17-27

•The Death of Jesus•
Background @ @ Mark 15:21-32 || @ Matthew 27:32-44 || @ Luke 23:26-43 || @ John 19:17-27 (the crucifixion)
@ Matthew 27:45
It was nine o’clock in the morning when they crucified him. A sign announced the charge against him. It read, “The King of the Jews.” At noon darkness fell across the whole land until three o’clock. Jesus’ crucifixion and death took place either on Friday, April 7, AD 30, or on Friday, April 3, AD 33.
Story @ Mark 15:33-41 || @ Matthew 27:45-56 || Luke 23:44-49 || @ John 19:28-37

•The Burial of Jesus•
Background @ Mark 15:42-43
This all happened on Friday, the day of preparation, the day before the Sabbath. As evening approached, Joseph of Arimathea took a risk and went to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body (Joseph was an honored member of the high council, and he was waiting for the Kingdom of God to come.)
Story @ Mark 15:42-47 || @ Matthew 27:57-66 || @ Luke 23:50-56 || @ John 19:38-42

•The Resurrection•
Background @ Matthew 28:1
Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb.
Story @ Mark 16:1-11 || @ Matthew 28:1-15 || @ Luke 24:1-12 || @ John 20:1-18

•The Walk to Emmaus•
Background @ Luke 24:13-14
That same day two of Jesus’ followers were walking to the village of Emmaus, seven miles from Jerusalem. As they walked along they were talking about everything that had happened.
Story @ Luke 24:13-34

 

Winslow Homer
1836-1910
American Naturalist painter, illustrator, engraver and etcher
Waiting for the Boats
1873
Watercolor on paper

•The Story of Jesus Appears to the Disciples•
MUSIC & HYMNS: themes of trust
PSALMS RESPONSIVE READING @ Psalms 18:1-15 (NLT)
SCRIPTURE @ 1 Corinthians 15:12-2o (NLT)
NARRATE the BACKGROUND @ Luke 24:35 (NLT)
Then the two from Emmaus told their story of how Jesus had appeared to them as they were walking along the road, and how they had recognized him as he was breaking bread.
NARRATE the STORY @ Luke 24:35-43 || @ Mark 16:12-14 || @ John 20:19-29
PRAYER of Thomas: “My Lord and my God”

 

•Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples•
Background @ John 21:1
Later, Jesus appeared again to the disciples beside the Sea of Galilee. This is how it happened.
Story @ John 21:1-14 (NLT)

Winslow Homer
1836-1910
American Naturalist painter, illustrator, engraver and etcher
The Herring Net
1885
Oil on canvas
The Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago | United States

•Jesus Challenges Peter•
Background @ John 21:15
After breakfast Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?
Story @ John 21:15-25

•The Great Commission•
Background @ John 1:35-51 (the first disciples)
@ Mark 1:16-20 || @ Matthew 4:18-22 (the disciples follow Jesus)
@ Mark 2:13-17 || @ Matthew 9:9-13 || @ Luke 5:27-32 (Jesus calls Levi Matthew)
@ Mark 3:7-19 || @ Luke 6:12-16 (Jesus chooses the 12 apostles)
@ Mark 6:7-13 || @ Matthew 10:1-42 || Luke 9:1-6 (Jesus sends out the 12 apostles)
@ Matthew 28:16
Then the eleven disciples left for Galilee, going to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.
Story @ Matthew 28:16-20 || @ Mark 16:15-18 || @ Luke 24:44-49

Winslow Homer
1836-1910
American Naturalist painter, illustrator, engraver and etcher
The Berry Pickers
1873
Watercolor on paper

•The Ascension•
Background @ Mark 16:19
When the Lord Jesus had finished talking with them, he was taken up into heaven and sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand.
Story @ Mark 16:19-20 || @ Luke 24:50-53

•A New Year’s Letter From Luke•
“In my first book I told you about everything Jesus began to do and teach until the day he was taken up to heaven after giving his chosen apostles further instructions through the Holy Spirit. During the 40 days after his crucifixion, he appeared to the apostles from time to time, and he proved to them in many ways that he was actually alive. And he talked to them about the Kingdom of God.” ~ Luke  Acts 1:1-3

John Singer Sargent | 1856-1925 | American painter, draftsman, sculptor, portraitist, muralist, watercolorist and guitarist | Padre Sebastiano | circa 1904 | 56.5 x 71.1 cms | 22 1/4 x 28 ins Watercolor on paper | Metropolitan Museum of Art | Manhattan | United States

~ §tacy §weeney