With Jesus’ betrayal less than 36 hours away, Jesus takes this last full day of ministry to preach the Gospel. The Wednesday of the Passion Week is packed with lessons on faith, His own divinity, and multiple defences of the Truth in response to the attacks of the critics. It is the last opportunity to clarify the Gospel to the people.

WEDNESDAY

Jesus teaches a lesson on faith from the withered fig tree
Matt 21:19-22; Mark 11:20-26

Jesus preaches the Gospel and defends his authority
Matt 21:23-27; Mark 11:27-33; Luke 20:1-8

Jesus tells three parables on the true nature of faith and obedience
Matt 21:28-22:14; Mark 12:1-12; Luke 20:9-19

Sermon Suggestion: Luke 20:9-19 “Privileged Rebels

Jesus addresses the tests of the scoffers
Matt 22:15-46; Mark 12:13-37; Luke 20:20-44

Sermon Suggestion: Luke 20:20-40 “Irrational Unbelievers

Jesus warns the crowds of the scoffers
Matt 23:1-36; Mark 12:38-40; Luke 20:45-47

Jesus weeps again over the people in Jerusalem
Matt 23:37-39

Jesus observes a true worshipper at the Temple
Mark 12:41-44; Luke 21:1-4

Sermon Suggestion: Luke 20:41-21:4 “Surface Religion

Jesus leaves the temple for the Mount of Olives and teaches His disciples about the End
Matt 24:1-25:46; Mark 13:1-37; Luke 21:5-36

Sermon Suggestion: Luke 21:5-36 “Jesus Answers Questions About the End Times

Judas arranges the betrayal of Jesus
Matt 26:1-16; Mark 14:1-2, 10-11; Luke 21:37-22:6

Sermon Suggestion: Luke 21:37-22::7 “Students, Sinners, Satan, and Salvation