Triumphal Entry to Pentecost - the Easter message.

Zacchaeus, the tax collector, waited for Jesus up a tree, Luke 19:1-10

Zacchaeus, the wealthy tax collector, climbed a tree so that he could see Jesus because he was very short. The local people did not like him because he worked for the Romans. Jesus said, "Zacchaeus, come down immediately, I must stay at your house today." Jesus stayed with Zacchaeus for a meal. We are not told whether it was the midday or evening meal. After the meal, Jesus left Jericho. He walked towards Jerusalem and His death in 10 days time. Zacchaeus in Hebrew means Pure One.   Read more »

Mary – First of two anointings by two different women, John 12:1-11

Mary, the sister of both Lazarus and Martha, anointed Jesus' feet with spikenard six days before He was to be crucified. Spikenard is a very expensive perfumed ointment used for anointing the dead. Judas Iscariot objected to this apparent waste of money, protesting that it should have been given to the poor. Jesus replied that while the poor will always be with us, I will be crucified in just a few days time. This happened at the house were Mary, Lazarus, and Martha lived. This is the same Lazarus whom Jesus raised from the dead. This was His first of two anointing   Read more »

Donkey – The Triumphal Entry, Luke 19:28-44

This is the day on which Jesus, as the Messiah, made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. He rode a young donkey in preparation for His crucifixion, which took place five days later. Disciples laid palm leaves for Jesus to ride over and also waved them to declare him as King. In the modern Christian calendar, we call this day Palm Sunday, which celebrates this Triumphal Entry. It was either 6 April AD32, or 4 April AD33. In either case, it was the 10th Nisan in the Jewish calendar, no matter which year in the Gregorian calendar. Jesus fulfills another prophecy from the Old Testament   Read more »

Palm tree leaves and cloaks, John 12:12-19

Jesus' friends put their cloaks and palm-tree leaves on the road and waved palm-tree leaves in the air. The event is called the Triumphal Entry or Palm Sunday. Jesus was fulfilling what the Prophets of Israel said would happen when the Messiah came. This was a joyful occasion and yet within the next ten days, Jesus was to die and then rise again.
Background Reading: 12 The next day, the large crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming into Jerusalem.  Read more »

Jesus taught in parables – The Lamps of the Ten Bridesmaids. Matthew 25:1-13

Jesus used short stories, known as parables, to teach spiritual truths and about the Kingdom of God. This one is about the ten bridesmaids and their lamps. In this parable five of the bridesmaids were wise, but five were foolish. The wise ones set aside sufficient extra oil to last until the belated bridegroom arrived, but the foolish ones did not. The bridegroom delayed his coming and the foolish bridesmaids ran out of oil and were unable to be part of the welcoming party. Jesus was saying we need to prepare ourselves here on earth so that we will not miss out on the   Read more »

Jesus predicts his crucifixion, Luke 22:1-6

Jesus predicted that His crucifixion was going to happen. He knew that the Chief Priests and Teachers of the Law were planning to have Him crucified. Once again Satan tried to kill Jesus in his ongoing war with God. In the gospels, the Bible tells us that there were other times when Jesus predicted his death by crucifixion. Can you remember them?
Background Reading: 22:1 Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was near.   Read more »

Jesus anointed at Bethany by an unknown woman, Mark 14:3-9

The Start of the Passover, was only two days away. Starting with Passover its self and with the following day the feast of Unleavened Bread. This is the second woman who anointed Jesus with the very expensive perfume ready for his burial. This time the evening meal was at Simon the Leper's house. The Gospels record three suppers, or evening meals, which Jesus had during the last six days of his life here on earth. This evening meal, the one four days earlier, and The Last Passover for Jesus. If the anointing of Jesus' head and the last supper was on a Tuesday with the crucifixion on   Read more »

Sandal, Jesus Washes His Disciples Feet, John 13:1-20

During Jesus' lifetime, it was usual for people to have their sandals removed, and their feet washed, by the household slaves. The custom was for the second to lowest ranked slave to remove the shoes, and for the lowest one to do the washing. Jesus chose to do both tasks himself. Why? Discover the answer in the Bible reading below. The last Passover for Jesus was about to start yet he was still teaching His disciples. Washing of feet and washing of hands were some of the numerous customs of the time in greeting a guest to your home.   Read more »

Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus, Luke 22:1-6

Judas was the keeper of the money the disciples carried, he had stolen some of the money for his own use. Then betrayed Jesus his friend and teacher for money. Judas did not plan for the Priests to kill Jesus - Mathew 27:1-10. Judas had stolen some of the money for his own use - see John 12:6. A few days earlier he had talked with the Priests about handing Jesus over to them and got thirty pieces of silver for information he was to provide. Jesus knew what Judas had done and during the Last Passover Jesus had with his disciples told Judas to "Go and do what you must do."   Read more »

The upper room discourse, Jesus comforts His Disciples, John 14:1-31

Jesus talked with His disciples during the Last Supper or last Passover Seder. This reading tells us about the conversations Jesus had to farewell his disciples. They started in an upper room of a supporter's house in the city of Jerusalem, during what has become known as The Last Supper even though it was the Last Passover Jesus had with his disciples. Later the same evening, Jesus and the disciples continued talking while they were on their way to the prayer spot in the garden of Gethsemane. Death for Jesus was now only hours away.   Read more »

Jesus prays for Himself, Luke 22:39-46

Now more prayers from Jesus from the Mount of Olives. The night before his death, Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives. While there, He prayed to God, His Father. During this the time while He was praying that His sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. An angel from heaven appeared to Jesus and strengthened Him. While his eleven disciples were fast asleep from exhaustion. This is one of a number of times Jesus prays in His last week on earth before His death on a cross and three days later His resurrection and His return to Heaven   Read more »

Jesus spoke three prayers of intercession: one for Himself; one for his disciples; and one for all believers, John 17:1-26

Jesus spoke three prayers of intercession:
  • First one for Himself - I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.
  • Second one for his disciples - Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
  • And third one for all believers - love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.   Read more »

  • Soldiers came at night to arrest Jesus, Luke 22:47-48

    Judas Iscariot led a group of soldiers and members of the Sanhedrin, that is to say, the chief priests and scribes. Judas led them because he knew where Jesus was, and how to get there. Interesting this group had to do their deeds under the cover of darkness not in the light of day. A kiss is a greeting of a close friend and is still used in Israel today as a special greeting.
    Background Reading: 22:47 While Jesus was still speaking, a crowd arrived. The man called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them,   Read more »

    Peter cuts off an ear, Luke 22:49-51

    Peter uses a sword to cut an ear off one of the men who came to arrest Jesus. Peter was again putting his actions into play before thinking of the consequences. Peter was a fisherman, not a soldier, he was the brother of Andrew another of Jesus' disciples. What was thinking he was surrounded by a lot of armed soldiers. Jesus once again calms the situation for His hot-headed friend Peter.
    Background Reading: 22:49 When those who were around Jesus saw what was about to take place, they asked,   Read more »

    Jesus Arrested, Luke 22:52-53

    Jesus was arrested at night by those who opposed Him. Jesus predicted his arrest and death. The way the Jewish leaders arrested Jesus was a fulfillment of the writings of the prophets. Then all the disciples fled and only Jesus was arrested.
    Background Reading: 22:52 Then Jesus told the high priests, the Temple police, and the elders, who had come for him, “Have you come out with swords and clubs as if I were a bandit? 53 While I was with you day after day in the Temple, you didn’t lay a hand on me. But this is your hour,   Read more »

    Jesus was on trial six times

    Six Trials: Three Jewish Trials: 1st Trial — Annas; John 18:12-14 2nd Trial — Caiaphas; Luke 22:54 - Both these trials were illegal because they were before day light; 3rd Trial — Sanhedrin after day light to make it legal; Luke 22:66-71 Three Gentile trials: >4th Trial — Pilate for the first time; Luke 23:1-6 5th Trial — Herod Antipas; Luke 23:8-12 6th Trial — Pilate for the second time; Luke 23:13-25 Jesus was repeatedly mocked and beaten by the soldiers before, in between and after the trials on the way to his death.   Read more »

    First trial – Annas the Father-in-law of Caiaphas the High Priest, John 18:12-14

    Jesus is brought in front of Annas for the first of six trials. This trial was illegal because it was before daylight. Annas was the immediately previous High Priest, the Father–in–law of Caiaphas who was the current the High Priest. Annas full name was Annas Ben Seth, and he ruled as the High Priest from AD6–AD15. The Jewish Law system was designed to give the accused a fair trial but in this case, it was total abused.
    Background Reading: 18:12 Then the soldiers, along with their commander and the Jewish officers, arrested Jesus and tied him up.   Read more »

    2nd Trial – Jesus arrested and taken to the High Priest Caiaphas, Luke 22:54-65

    Jesus was brought before Caiaphas, the High Priest, for His second pre-dawn, and thus another illegal, trial. Peter disowned Jesus three times by saying that he did not know Him. Then the rooster crowed. Joseph Caiaphas was the High Priest for eighteen years, from AD18 until AD36 and Son-in-law of Annas. Caiaphas as the High Priest was the one who had advised the Jews that it would be good if one man died for the people. Meaning it was better for one man that is Jesus die than many people die under Roman rule. It was the way out of the Sanhedrin's dilemma.   Read more »

    Friday?: day of Jesus’ death?

    Friday? - could it have been Wednesday sunset? Friday: Day of Jesus' death? Whichever day you chose for Jesus' death by crucifixion the evening before was His last Passover meal with His disciples followed by six trials which lasted through the night into the following day which was the crucifixion day. Some say the crucifixion was on Friday others either Wednesday, Thursday or even as early as a Tuesday and they also disagree which year Starting with AD26 to AD39. One Jewish Pastor said Passover Sabbath started Wednesday sunset. The Passover lamb   Read more »

    Rooster Crowed – Peter Disowned Jesus, Luke 22:54-62

    Jesus said Peter would deny him before the rooster crowed three times that morning. This came to pass when Jesus was brought before Caiaphas, the High Priest, for His second predawn trial, and thus second illegal, trial. Here in Caiaphas courtyard, Peter denied Jesus three times before the rooster crowed. After the rooster crowed Peter realized what he had just done and wept bitterly because he was remorseful.
    Background Reading: 22:54 Then they arrested him, led him away, and brought him to the high priest’s house. But Peter was   Read more »

    Third Trial of Jesus before The Sanhedrin, Luke 22:66-71

    Jesus at His third trial before the Sanhedrin (Jewish Council) after daylight to make the process legal. Jesus had three trials in front of Jewish leaders then He had three trials in front of Gentile leaders. Jesus answers the Jesus leaders the same way that he had with His reply in Luke 2:49 as a twelve year old that "I had to be in my Father's house?". The Jewish leaders were out to get Jesus on way or another. you can see this building up as you read any of the four gospels and here as elsewhere Jesus is in control and engineering the events to His own ends.   Read more »

    4th Trial – Jesus before Pontius Pilate for the first time – Luke 23:1-7

    Jesus in front of Pontius Pilate the Roman Governor of Judea. For His fourth trial and this was the first of two trials in front of Pontius Pilate. This was the first of three trials in front of gentile leaders. They were needed because the Israel as an occupied territory could not pass the death sentence on anybody only the ruling Romans could pass the death sentence. Pontius Pilate could find no reason to pass the death sentence on Jesus. In only a few hours this was reversed under pressure from a few ruling Jewish leaders.   Read more »

    5th Trial, Jesus before Herod Antipas the Governor of Galilee and Perea, Luke 23:8-12

    For Jesus, fifth trial, Jesus was brought before Herod Antipas for the first and only time. He was the Governor of Galilee and Perea, 4BC-AD39, and one of the sons of Herod the Great. This was the second of three trials in front of gentile leaders. They were needed because the Israel as an occupied territory could not pass the death sentence on anybody only the ruling Romans could pass the death sentence. Herod Antipas the son of Herod the Great even he wanted to speak to Jesus so this was his opportunity and did not get what he wanted which was to see some miracles   Read more »

    6th trial – Jesus in front of Pontius Pilate for the second Time, Luke 23:13-25

    The Sixth trial, again before Pilate. Pontius Pilate still wanted to release Jesus but the outcome was different. This was the third of three trials in front of gentile leaders. They were needed because the Jewish leaders could not condemn anyone to death. Only the Roman Governor could do this. Jesus was still in control he got what He wanted which was death on a cross. So He could rise again and reopen the way for people to have, connection with His father who was God.   Read more »

    Jesus, the Crucifixion walk, Luke 23:26-46

    Jesus takes his death tool with him. Jesus on the way to die on the cross. Jesus even here as He was about to be separated from God and then to die was thinking about others. The Romans used this form of capital punishment on a regular bases. Persians invented the Crucifixion system as a form of death but it was the Romans that perfected it as a form of torture and capital punishment that was designed to produce a slow death with maximum pain and suffering. Also read: Psalm 22 - were Crucifixion is written about 700 years before the Persian invention.   Read more »

    The Cross or the Crucifixion, Luke 23:26-49

    Jesus dies on the cross. Jesus was nailed to the cross and left to die. Jesus' death on a cross was not a tragedy but an achievement, can you think the reasons why? Sometimes the cross is called a crucifix and from this name, we get the word crucifixion. The Romans used this form of capital punishment on a regular bases. Persians invented the Crucifixion system as a form of death but it was the Romans that perfected it as a form of torture and capital punishment that was designed to produce a slow death with maximum pain and suffering.   Read more »

    Roman Soldiers guard the Tomb, Matthew 27:62-66

    The Roman soldiers sealed the tomb. Then, they stood guard for the next three days in four-hour shifts of four soldiers each. How many Roman soldiers were there we do not know but could be as many as 50 or more and also a number of soldiers from the temple guard eg Jewish soldiers that worked at the Temple. The stone that closed the entrance was very big and was rolled in a channel. This channel was slopped so it was easy to close but hard to open.   Read more »

    They made sure by sealing the tomb, Matthew 27:62-66

    Those Jewish leaders who were against Jesus sealed the tomb so His body could not be stolen. They also place a guard so the body could not be stolen. What disciples found out later was the way Jesus rose from the tomb. The power of God made sure that His Son, Jesus, rose from the dead at the appointed time.
    Background Reading: 27:62 The following day (that is, after the Day of Preparation), the high priests and Pharisees gathered before Pilate   Read more »

    Passover

    Passover 14th of Nisan which in our calendar if AD32 and would be a Wednesday or Thursday or if AD33 a Friday. Whichever day Jesus rose on the first day of the week which started at Sunset. Last 6 hours of Saturday or Sunday our calendar. Actually after the weekly Sabbath that finished at Sundown Saturday night. So He was three days and three nights in the tomb or grave.   Read more »

    Unleavened Bread

    The feast or festival of Unleavened Bread lasts for 7 days being a feast to the Lord God of Israel. It starts right after the finish of Passover being another feast to the Lord God of Israel. Unleavened Bread starts on 15th of Nisan which is the day after Passover which started on the 14th of Nisan. There are 52 weekly Sabbaths and 7 High Sabbaths that do not have a fixed day of celebration. These include Unleavened Bread or beginning of the Barley harvest. Shavuot or Pentecost 50 days later the beginning of the wheat harvest. Others High Sabbaths include Passover - Pesach,   Read more »

    Firstfruits Leviticus 23:9-14

    The weekly Sabbath was used to start the counting of the omer. The day after was the start of counting of 50 days till the next feast called Pentecost or Shavuot or feast of weeks. One view is that the word "Sabbath" in Lev. 23:15 referred to the Sabbath of the week when Pesach or Passover began, so counting would always begin on a Saturday night during Passover that is after the weekly Sabbath had finished. A view, held by many Orthodox Jews today, the counting begins on the second night of Passover   Read more »

    Jesus stays in the tomb three days and three nights, Matthew 28:1

    Jesus stayed in the tomb three days and three nights. Then Jesus rose from the dead as he said he would. Passover was one of three sets of festivals that God ordained that the Israelites were to keep yearly. The others were Feast of Weeks or Shavuot or Pentecost and the set around Feast of Trumpets and Day of Atonement. Jesus had said like Jonah the Son of Man would be three days and three nights in the earth. How ever you want to treat "three days and three nights". The real issue is that Jesus died and rose again and lives on the right hand of God to intercede for us.   Read more »

    Fristfuits or Resurrection Sunday, Luke 24:1-12

    Jesus rose from the tomb three days after His death as recorded in scripture some many years before the event. Sunday is the 1st day of the Jewish week and also the day of Jesus resurrection. The Jewish day starts at sunset and finishes at the next day sunset. So the first day of the week started at sunset Saturday about six hours before our midnight start for the first day of the week. God had Jesus rise right at the appointed time He had set for this event to happen. One of the many costs borne by Jesus and God was was the separation of God and Jesus for the first time ever.   Read more »

    The open empty tomb or the Resurrection, Luke 24:1-8

    The Tomb with the stone door rolled back. Jesus' body is no longer inside. The stone that closed the tomb rolled in a channel that sloped so it was easy to roll the stone so the tomb could be closed but had to roll the stone uphill to open the tomb again. You either agree with the Bible narratives that Jesus rose from the dead or you do not. By reading other parts of this website you will understand what research the authors of this website have done and now understand is to be correct. These women who had followed Jesus from Galilee were the first to hear the wonderful news   Read more »

    He is not Here He has risen – The Resurrection, Luke 24:5-8

    The angel says to the women "Jesus has risen as he said he would." "So He is not here; Jesus has risen indeed." These women going to look after a dead person very early in the morning were the first people recorded to have meet the power of God after Jesus has risen from the dead. To roll the two tonne stone uphill took quite a bit of effort and strength that the two women did not have. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.   Read more »

    Jesus Has Risen Indeed – The Resurrection, Luke 24:1-12

    Yes, the women started to believe the angels that Jesus indeed had risen from the dead. Jesus said he would rise from the dead and he did. Other things Jesus said must be true as well. The disciples at this stage did not believe the woman. All of them had to have their own encounters with the risen Jesus before they believed. The women had gone to the tomb to work on a dead man. This dead man had told them that he would rise from the dead and somehow this had not got through to these women. It had defiantly not got through to the disciples.   Read more »

    Come See Where He Lay, Matthew 28:1-10

    The angels said to the women "come and see where he lay". So they may believe what Jesus had said He would rise from the dead. The angel said to the women "go tell the disciples to go to Galilee." After the women left the empty tomb they meet Jesus and after worshiping Him. Jesus said, "go tell my disciples to go to Galilee." This is the second time these women had been given this message. First by the angel then by Jesus Himself. What was so important for the disciples to go to Galilee from where they were in Jerusalem where the death and resurrection of Jesus had taken place.   Read more »

    Peter Looks – He has Risen Indeed, Luke 24:12

    Peter, unlike the women, was unsure if Jesus had risen from the dead as his Lord and Master said He would. Peter when he had worked things out. Peter would become a leader of the early disciples and do a number of miracles under the power of the Holy Spirit. Peter who denied His Lord and master along with Paul would become the two main Apostles mentioned in the Book of Acts which was written by Luke.
    Background Reading: 24:12 Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. He stooped down and saw only the linen cloths.   Read more »

    On the Road to Emmaus, Luke 24:13-35

    Two disciples walking to the village of Emmaus on the same day Jesus had risen from the dead. On the way, Jesus met them. What were they talking about, Jesus dying on a cross and three days later rising again. The one that caused all the fuss was the one who pretended He did not know what had happened in Jerusalem over the last few days in a middle of the Passover week. It was only at the meal table as they eating that their eyes were opened and they understood they had been speaking with Jesus when He broke the bread.   Read more »

    The end of the first week

    The 8th day from Passover or seventh Day from the start of the feast of Unleavened bread. Timeframe, 7th day from 15th of Nissan the day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread which was the day after The Passover Sabbath which started at sunset on the 14th of Nissan. Pentecost or Shavuot also known as the feast of weeks is 51 days after the Passover or 50 days or 7 weeks plus one day after the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The English word Pentecost is a transliteration of the Greek word pentekostos, which means fifty. It comes from the ancient Christian expression pentekoste hemera,   Read more »

    Jesus makes a special appearance for Thomas, John 20:24-31

    A week or 8 days after the resurrection of Jesus. All eleven Disciples were in a locked room and Jesus came and stood amongst them. The name Thomas and also the name Didymus means Twin. Sometime in this period, Jesus appeared to Thomas. Why Thomas did not believe Jesus had risen from the dead we do not know. But Jesus had told all the disciples plainly he was to die on a cross and he would after three days rise from the dead and then go back to his Father in Heaven. Then Jesus told Thomas, "Because you have seen me, you have believed;   Read more »

    The First Sunday or 7 days after the Fristfuits or Resurrection of Jesus, Numbers 28:16-31

    Timeframe, the 1st Sunday or 7 days after the resurrection of Jesus. 8 days now gone out of 50 days to the event of Pentecost or Shavuot. Two important events happened after the resurrection of Jesus. what were they. 1. It happened 40 days after the resurrection. The Ascension of Jesus. 2. The other was Pentecost. There were other events after the resurrection of Jesus can you think of any?
    Background Reading: Numbers 28:16 “The LORD’s Passover is to take place on the fourteenth day of the first month   Read more »

    Jesus and the Miraculous Catch of Fish, John 21:1-25 153 fish

    The disciples had been out all night without catching any fish, but remember they were fishermen. Under Jesus guidance, they caught 153 fish in one cast of the net. The seven who went fishing that night did not know who called them from the shore of the lake until they did what the person asked them to do. Peter one of the fishermen then said, " it is the Lord" meaning it was Jesus. On the lake shore when the fishermen finally arrived the saw a fire of burning coals with fish on it and some bread. At this time Jesus reinstates Peter who would later become one the spokesmen   Read more »

    The end of the second week

    The end of the second week from the first day of the feast of unleavened bread which is the day after Passover each year. Jesus was Crucified as the Passover lamb for us. The end of the second week Timeframe, 14th day from 15th of Nissan the day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread which was the day after The Passover Sabbath which started at sunset on the 14th of Nissan. Pentecost or Shavuot also known as the feast of weeks is 51 days after the Passover or 50 days or 7 weeks plus one day after the Feast of Unleavened Bread.   Read more »

    The Second Sunday after Fristfuits or Resurrection Sunday, John 20:24-29

    Covering the time frame the 2nd Sunday has just finished or 14th day after the resurrection of Jesus. Time is ticking away for the next two big events Ascension day and the day of Pentecost or Shavuot.   Read more »

    The end of the third week

    The end of the third week from the first day of the feast of unleavened bread which is the day after Passover each year. Jesus was Crucified as the Passover lamb for us. Passover 22 days ago The end of the third week Timeframe, 21st day from 15th of Nissan the day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread which was the day after The Passover Sabbath which started at sunset on the 14th of Nissan. Pentecost or Shavuot also known as the feast of weeks is 51 days after the Passover or 50 days or 7 weeks plus one day after the Feast of Unleavened Bread.   Read more »

    The Third Sunday after Fristfuits or Resurrection Sunday

    The third Sunday and 21 days from the resurrection of Jesus.
    Background Reading: Numbers 28:16 “The LORD’s Passover is to take place on the fourteenth day of the first month. 17 You are to hold a festival on the fifteenth day of this month for seven days, during which time unleavened bread is to be eaten.” 18 “On the first day, you are to hold a sacred assembly. No servile work is to be done. 19 Bring an offering that is to be incinerated in the LORD’s presence, consisting of two young bulls, a ram,   Read more »

    The end of the fourth week

    The end of the fourth week Timeframe, 28th day from 15th of Nissan the day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread which was the day after The Passover Sabbath which started at sunset on the 14th of Nissan. Pentecost or Shavuot also known as the feast of weeks is 51 days after the Passover or 50 days or 7 weeks plus one day after the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
    Background Reading: Numbers 28:16 “The LORD’s Passover is to take place on the fourteenth day of the first month.   Read more »

    The Fourth Sunday after Fristfuits or Resurrection Sunday

    The fourth Sunday and 28 days from the resurrection of Jesus. Covering the time frame the 4th Sunday and 28 days after the resurrection of Jesus. The 3rd and 4th Sundays have now passed. Time is ticking away for the next two big events Ascension day and the day of Pentecost or Shavuot.
    Background Reading: Numbers 28:16 “The LORD’s Passover is to take place on the fourteenth day of the first month. 17 You are to hold a festival on the fifteenth day of this month for seven days, during which time unleavened bread is to be eaten.”  Read more »

    The end of the 5th week

    The End of the fifth week Timeframe, 35th day from 15th of Nissan the day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread which was the day after The Passover Sabbath which started at sunset on the 14th of Nissan. Pentecost or Shavuot was also known as the feast of weeks is 51 days after the Passover or 50 days or 7 weeks plus one day after the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
    Background Reading: Numbers 28:16 “The LORD’s Passover is to take place on the fourteenth day of the first month.   Read more »

    The Fifth Sunday or 35 days after feast of Fristfuits or the resurrection of Jesus

    Timeframe: The 5th Sunday or 35 days after the feast of Firstfruits or the resurrection of Jesus. The first major event is just about to happen in five days time. The ascension of Jesus. The other major event about to happen is: Click on next to see what this event was.
    Background Reading: Numbers 28:16 “The LORD’s Passover is to take place on the fourteenth day of the first month. 17 You are to hold a festival on the fifteenth day of this month for seven days, during which time unleavened bread is to be eaten.”  Read more »

    Ascension Day-Back to Heaven for Jesus, Luke 24:50-53

    Jesus goes back to Heaven this event is called The Ascension and the day is called Ascension Day. This happened 40 Days after the resurrection. Jesus had been keeping on telling his disciples that after He had gone back to Heaven they would be given the power of the Holy Spirit. If AD32 is used then Ascension Day is Thursday 20th May AD32. If AD33 or 27th Iyaris is used then Ascension day was Thursday 14th May AD33. The resurrection the day was April 3rd.   Read more »

    Jesus was seen by over 500 people, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

    Over 500 people at one time saw Jesus after His resurrection. Over a period of 40 days up to the day Jesus went back Home He was seen and talked to a number of individuals. Jesus said he would come back the same way he went to Heaven. Look towards the bottom of the page for the - 12 different recorded appearances of Jesus:
    Background Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:1 Now I’m making known to you, brothers, the gospel that I proclaimed to you,   Read more »

    The end of the 6th week

    End of the sixth week Timeframe, 42nd day from 15th of Nissan the day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread which was the day after The Passover Sabbath which started at sunset on the 14th of Nissan. Pentecost or Shavuot was also known as the feast of weeks is 51 days after the Passover or 50 days or 7 weeks plus one day after the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Ascension Day or the day Jesus went home was two days earlier.
    Background Reading: Numbers 28:16 “The LORD’s Passover is to take place on the fourteenth day of the first month.   Read more »

    The Sixth Sunday or 42 days from Fristfuits or Resurrection Sunday, Numbers 28:16-31

    The first major event happened two days ago - Jesus returned to heaven. Pentecost Sunday is a week away in the traditional church calendar. The end of the sixth week or 42 days and the 7th day to Pentecost.
    Annual Offerings: Numbers 28:16 “The LORD’s Passover is to take place on the fourteenth day of the first month. 17 You are to hold a festival on the fifteenth day of this month for seven days, during which time unleavened bread is to be eaten.”
    A Week of Post-Passover Offerings 18 “On the first day, you are to hold a sacred assembly. No servile work is to be done.   Read more »

    The end of the 7th week

    Actually the 49th day end of 7 weeks or end of week seven. And tomorrow is Shavuot or the feast of weeks or Pentecost. Timeframe, 49th day from 15th of Nissan the day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread which was the day after The Passover Sabbath which started at sunset on the 14th of Nissan. The start of Unleavened Bread 49 days ago and Passover 50 days ago Pentecost or Shavuot was also known as the feast of weeks is 51 days after the Passover or 50 days or 7 weeks plus one day after the Feast of Unleavened Bread.   Read more »

    Pentecost Fire, Acts 2:1-13

    Timeframe: 7 weeks plus one day after the start of the feast Unleavened Bread which was the day after Passover and runs for seven days. Passover in the Jewish calendar is on the 14 of Nisan, therefore, makes it 5 or 6 in the month of Sivan for Shavuot or feast of weeks. Passover may be nearly any day of the week which makes Shavuot or Pentecost to on the same day of the week. Therefore Pentecost would and did fall on nearly any day of the week including weekdays. 2. In the church tradition Pentecost is 50 days after Jesus rose from the dead which was a Sunday.   Read more »

    Easter-Timeline

    Easter - Palm Sunday to Pentecost [There is approximately 35 A4 pages of notes.]
    Easter - Palm Sunday to Pentecost [There is approximately 35 A4 pages of notes.]
    Easter - Palm Sunday to Pentecost [There is approximately 35 A4 pages of notes.]
    Easter - Palm Sunday to Pentecost [There is approximately 35 A4 pages of notes.]   Read more »

    Background Information – Easter

    BACKGROUND NOTES and STUDY MATERIAL PAGE - that was used to organize the images [not completely in order or totally correct].
    Email us:- to ask for and receive some of the material that was used in preparing - EASTER MESSAGE - From Palm Sunday to Pentecost.
    Also see timelines Easter - Palm_Sunday to Pentecost
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    Resources: Easter or Palm Sunday To Pentecost

    BOOKS: Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ - Harold W. Hoehner - Zondervan 1977 Bibliotheca Sacra Volume 130 and 131, Doctoral Dissertation 1964 Revived 1972 Dallas Theological Seminary. He has written other books.
    A Harmony of the Gospels and Analytical out line of the Harmony A T Robertson 1922 renewed 1950 Harper & Row Publishers .
    Synopsis of the 1st Three Gospels - Basil Blackwell - Oxford 1963.   Read more »


    Easter, Triumphal Entry to Pentecost - is the third of 8 sections or modules of the New Testament.
    This module makes an in depth look of this period of Jesus life and his followers and those who opposed Him. Including the crucifixion and thee days later His resurrection.
    Now look at the next section or module the book of acts.