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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

During Passion Week last week, I tweeted a harmony of the chronology as recorded by the four gospels, based on The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Alfred Edersheim.

In the Twitter sphere where humanity gets wrapped up in movies, bashing political figures, debating social justice issues, and showing off what they ate for lunch today, I wanted to bring to remembrance perhaps the most neglected One on Twitter - God in the flesh Himself. The very real memories He has of Passion Week must be the substance of our friendship with Him, as I briefly wrote about before starting last week.

My chronology is by no means comprehensive, but hopefully is a good representation of the events of Jesus' final week leading up to His death on the cross. In order to make the scriptures clickable, I did edit these tweets from their original form on my Twitter account by expanding "Jn" to "John", "Mt" to "Matthew", etc. Besides those edits, the lines below are exactly what I tweeted in order last week.

I hope this summary serves to encourage you and strengthen your friendship with Jesus.

Sunday

  • Beginning today through next Sunday, I'll be tweeting a chronological narration of the events of Jesus' passion. Stay tuned! #passionweek
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Sunday, April 1, 2012

For over 2000 years, Christian clergy, laymen, scholars, and poets alike have often reflected on Passion Week, the holy days leading up to the most precious moments of all of Jesus' years on the earth - the days of our Lord's death and resurrection.

Lent, Palm Sunday, and Easter Sunday are commonly known terms to many in and out of the church of Jesus, but the actual events of Passion Week are at best very fuzzy in the minds of many believers. Often more able to recall fine details of scenes while quoting myriads of lines from their favorite movies, many modern believers have neglected meditation on the life of Jesus during these days.

If He is our Lord and we say we treasure Him above all else, shouldn't we be able to tell others with clarity about what He said and did during the most important week of His recorded ministry? And if a friendship is based on relational knowledge, shouldn't these words and deeds be so vivid to us and be the very substance of our intimacy with Him?

I'm burdened by this myself - so beginning today, I'll be narrating the chronological sequence of Passion Week on my Twitter account. Every day I will tweet several times about the details of the corresponding day in our Lord's life. I hope it helps you to remember Him and know Him more deeply in His passion.

If they are encouraging to you, share this tweet or post on your own social network (or anything similar):

I'm following @joshprays for a chronological overview of Jesus' last week before His death on the cross. You should too! #passionweek

If you tweet about Passion Week yourself, use the hash tag #passionweek so that others can glean from your meditation as well.

May the Lord grant us nearness to Him this week as we remember Him!

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