Mar - 12
Conflicts: Parables against the leaders
Mar - 13 End times prophesy, importance of watchfulness
Mar - 14 Preparation of the Disciples, Capture & trial
Mar - 15 Before Pilate, sentencing and crucifiction
Mar - 16 He is risen, Great commission and signs
"A certain man planted a vineyard and set an hedge about it and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower and let it out to husbandmen; and went into a far country. And at the season, he sent to the husbandmen a servant that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled. And again he sent another, and him they killed, and many others, beating some and killing some. Having yet therefore one son, his wellbeloved, he sent him also last unto them saying, 'They will reverence my son,' but those husbandmen said among themselves, 'This is the heir, come let us kill him and the inheritance shall be ours.' And they took him and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.
"What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.
"And have ye not read this scripture, 'The stone which the
builders rejected is become the head of the corner.' This was
the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes."
Later, the Pharisees and the Herodians came to Jesus, asking Him whether they should give tribute to Caesar. Jesus answered them, "Why tempt ye Me? Bring Me a penny, that I may see it." And when they brought one, Jesus asked, "Whose is this image and superscription?" When they answered that it was Caesar, He answered them, "Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's."
The Sadducees came to Jesus asking
whose wife a woman would
be in the resurrection if several brothers legally had her to
wife. He answered them, "Do ye not therefore err because ye know
not the scriptures, neither the power of God. For when they
shall rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in
marriage, but are as the angels which are in Heaven.
"And touching the dead, that they rise; have ye not read in
the book of Moses how, in the bush, God spake unto him saying, 'I
am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of
Jacob." He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the
living. Ye therefore do greatly err."
One of the scribes asked Jesus which is the first commandment. Jesus instructed him, "The first of all the commandments is, 'Hear O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord; and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all thy mind and with all thy strength.' This is the first commandment.
"And the second is like, namely this, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.' There is none other commandment greater than these."
"When the Scribe indicated that this was also his
understanding, Jesus told him, "Thou art not far from the Kingdom
Then Jesus asked those who were there, "How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David? For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, 'The Lord said to my Lord, sit Thou on my right hand till I make thine enemies thy footstool.' David therefore himself calleth Him Lord; and whence is He then his son?"
Jesus also taught, "Beware of the scribes which love to go in long clothing; and love salutations in the marketplaces, and the chief seats in the synagogues and the uppermost rooms at feasts; which devour widows' houses and for a pretence make long prayers. These shall receive greater damnation."
Jesus saw a poor widow throwing two mites into the treasury,
and taught his disciples, "Verily I say unto you, that this poor
widow hath cast more in than all they which have cast into the
treasury; for all they did cast in of their abundance, but she of
her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living."
Jesus spoke to the disciples about the temple, "Seest thou these great buildings? There shall not be left one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down."
Peter, James, John, and Andrew asked when this would happen, and what would be the signs of the end; and Jesus told them, "Take heed lest any man deceive you; for many shall come in my name saying, 'I am the Christ,' and shall deceive many.
"And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled; for such things must needs be. But the end shall not be yet, for nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be earthquakes in divers places; and there shall be famines and troubles. These are the beginnings of sorrows. But take heed to yourselves, for they shall deliver you up to councils, and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten, and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake for a testimony against them.
"And the gospel must first be published among all nations. But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up; take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak. Neither do ye premeditate; but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye; for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
"Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and the children shall rise up against their parents and shall cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake; but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
"But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not; then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains. And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein to take any thing out of his house. And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.
"But woe to them that are with child and to them that give suck in those days. And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter; for in those days shall be affliction such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be. And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved; but for the elect's sake, who He hath chosen, He hath shortened the days.
"And then if any man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ, or lo, He is there, believe him not. For false christs and false prophets shall rise and shall shew signs and wonders to seduce if it were possible even the elect.
"But take ye heed; behold I have foretold you all things. But in those days after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light. And the stars of Heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in Heaven shall be shaken.
"And then shall they see the Son of Man coming in the clouds
with great power and glory. And then shall He send his angels
and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the
uttermost part of the Earth to the uttermost part of Heaven.
"Now learn a parable of the fig tree. When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near. So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
"Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass till all these things be done. Heaven and Earth shall pass away; but my words shall not pass away.
"But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no not the angels which are in Heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray; for ye know not when the time is. For the Son of Man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house and gave authority to his servants and to every man his work. And commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore; for ye know not when the Master of the house cometh, at even or at midnight or at the cockcrowing or in the morning; lest coming suddenly He find you sleeping.
"And what I say unto you, say unto all. Watch!"
As the Passover approached, a woman came with expensive ointment and poured it on Jesus's head. When the disciples indicated that it was wasteful, Jesus told them, "Let her alone; why trouble ye her? She hath wrought a good work on Me.
"For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye
will ye may do them good; but Me ye have not always. She hath
done what she could; she is come aforehand to anoint my body to
"Verily I say unto you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her."
On the day of the Passover, Jesus sent two saying, "Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water. Follow him. And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the house, 'The Master saith, where is the guestchamber where I shall eat the passover with my disciples?' And he will shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared.
"There make ready for us."
And as they sat to eat, Jesus said to the disciples, "Verily I say unto you, one of you which eateth with Me shall betray Me." When they questioned who it was, He said, "It is one of the twelve that dippeth with Me in the dish.
"The Son of Man indeed goeth as it is
written of Him, but
woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed. Good were it
for that man if he had never been born."
Jesus took bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to the disciples saying, "Take; eat; this is my body."
He took the cup and gave thanks, and gave it to them saying, "This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine until that day that I drink it new in the Kingdom of God."
Later at the mount of Olives, Jesus told them, "All ye shall be offended because of Me this night; for it is written, 'I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.' But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee."
When Peter said that he would not be offended, Jesus told
him, "Verily I say unto thee, that before the cock crow twice,
thou shalt deny Me thrice."
In Gethsemane, Jesus told the disciples, "Sit ye here, while I shall pray," and He took Peter James and John aside. He told them, "My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death. Tarry ye here and watch."
Then Jesus went aside and prayed, saying, "Abba Father, all things are possible unto thee. Take away this cup from Me. Nevertheless, not what I will but what Thou wilt."
Returning to the disciples, Jesus found them sleeping and said to Peter, "Simon, sleepest thou? Couldest not thou watch one hour?
"Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak;" and He went aside again to pray.
At last, He returned and found them asleep a third time, and said, "Sleep on now, and take your rest. It is enough. The hour is come. Behold, the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. Rise up, let us go. Lo, He that betrayeth Me is at hand." And Jesus was betrayed by Judas.
Jesus spoke to those who were with
Judas, "Are ye come out
as against a thief, with swords and with staves to take Me? I
was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took Me not.
But the scriptures must be fulfilled. And they took Him before
They would try Him, but could find no good witness against Him, and He would not answer. Again the High Priest asked Him if He was the Christ; and He answered, "I am. And ye shall see the Son of Man sitting on the right hand of Power and coming in the clouds of Heaven."
On this, they convicted Him.
The scribes and the whole council bound Jesus and delivered Him to Pilate, who asked Jesus if He was king of the Jews; and He answered, "Thou sayest it."
And the chief priests accused Him, but Jesus said nothing.
And then Pilate offered to release either Jesus, or Barabbas who
had made insurrection. The people called for Barabbas, and urged
that Jesus be crucified.
Jesus was delivered to the guards who mocked Him. Then they took Him to Golgotha and crucified Him with two thieves. And the elders and priests mocked Him. About the sixth hour there was darkness over the land. At the ninth hour, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani," which is interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken Me."
They gave Him vinegar to drink, and Jesus cried out again and gave up the ghost. And the vail of the temple was rent from top to bottom. The body of Jesus was taken and buried.
When the sabbath was past, three women came to anoint the body, and found the tomb open, and a young man in white sitting inside the sepulchre. He told them that Jesus had risen, and would go before them into Galilee.
Later, Jesus appeared to the eleven, saying, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.
"And these signs shall follow them that believe: in my name
shall they cast out devils, they shall speak with new tongues,
they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing
it shall not harm them. They shall lay hands on the sick and
they shall recover."
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