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.

(If you can only read one of the records of the events of this day, read the verses marked with an *. This day is filled with much teaching so if you really just want the short version, read those marked with an * and bold)


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)

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

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)

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)

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