Then, when he went to Caesarea Philippi, Jesus asked his disciples, ‘Who are people saying the Son of Man is?’ And they replied, ‘Some say you’re John the Baptist, others EliJah, and still others say you are JeremiAh or one of the Prophets.’ And he asked, ‘But, who do you say that I am?’ And Simon Peter answered: ‘You’re the Anointed; the Son of the Living God.’ Then Jesus said to him, ‘You are blest, Simon, son of JonAh, because this wasn’t shown to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in the heavens. ‘I also tell you this: You are Rock (Peter); but I will build my congregation on this bedrock so that the gates of the place of the dead won’t overpower it. I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in the heavens. And whatever you set free on the earth will be set free in the heavens.’ Then he sternly warned the disciples not to tell anyone that he is the Anointed One. And that’s when Jesus (the Anointed) started showing his disciples that he would have to go to JeruSalem and suffer many things at [the hands of] the elders, Chief Priests, and scribes. Then he would be killed, but [he would be] raised on the third day.
(Matthew 16:13-21 2001)Then, starting on the road to JeruSalem, Jesus took the twelve disciples off privately and explained this to them: ‘Look, we’re going up to JeruSalem where the Son of Man will be betrayed to the Chief Priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death. Then they will hand him over to the ethnics, who will make fun of him, whip him, and impale him. But on the third day, he will be raised!’
(Matthew 20:17-19 2001)Well, when they got close to JeruSalem and arrived at BethPhage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples ahead, telling them, ‘Go to the village, the one that’s across from us, and you will immediately find a burro that’s tied with its colt. Untie them and bring them to me. And if anyone says anything, just tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will immediately send them with you.’ The reason why this happened is so the thing spoken through the Prophet might be fulfilled, ‘Tell this to the daughter of Zion:
Look! Your King is coming to you!
[He’s] gentle and comes riding the colt of a burro;
The son of an animal that labors.’ So, the disciples went and did just as Jesus told them. They brought the burro and its colt, put a robe [over its’ back], and he sat on it. And as most of the crowd spread their robes on the road, others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Then, part of the crowd walked ahead of him, and the rest who followed behind were shouting: ‘[God] save the Son of David! Praise the one who comes in Jehovah’s Name… may [God] in the highest places save him!’ Well, when he entered JeruSalem, the whole city was stirred up [as people asked], ‘Who is this?’ But the crowd [that was with Jesus] answered, ‘He’s Jesus, the Prophet from NazarEth of GaliLee!’
(Matthew 21:1-11 2001)Now, when Jesus had finished saying all these things, he told his disciples: ‘You know that the Passover will be here in just two days, and the Son of Man is going to be betrayed and hung on a pole.’ Then the Chief Priests and the peoples’ elders gathered in the courtyard of the High Priest (who was called CaiAphas) to discuss sneaky ways to grab Jesus and kill him. However, they decided not [to do it] at the festival, because that would have created a commotion among the people.
(Matthew 26:1-5 2001)
It was on the first day of No Fermentation that the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Where do you want us to prepare for you to eat the Passover?’ And he said: ‘Go into the city to (a certain person), and tell him that the Teacher says, My appointed time is near, so I will celebrate the Passover with my disciples in your home.’ Then the disciples did just as Jesus ordered and got things ready for the Passover. It was that evening, while [Jesus] was reclining at the table eating with the twelve disciples, that he said: ‘I tell you the truth; One of you will betray me.’ And deeply saddened at this, they all asked him, ‘Lord, it isn’t me, is it?’ And he answered, ‘One who has dipped his hand in this bowl with me will betray me. Indeed, the Son of Man will go, just as it was written about him. But woe to the one through whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would be better for him if he had never been born!’ Then Judas (the one who was about to betray him) asked, ‘That isn’t what I am, is it Rabbi?’ And [Jesus] replied, ‘You said it yourself.’ Then, as they ate, Jesus took a loaf, and after giving thanks, broke it and gave it to the disciples saying: ‘Take some and eat it, because this is my body.’ He also took a cup [of wine], and after giving thanks, gave it to them saying, ‘All of you drink from it, because this is my blood of the New Sacred Agreement, which will be poured out for many to forgive [their] sins. But I tell you that I definitely won’t drink of this product of the vine anymore, until that day when I will drink it new with you in the Kingdom of my Father.’ Finally, after singing songs of praise, they went out to the Mount of Olives. [It was there that] Jesus said to them: ‘All of you will be stumbled [by what will happen to] me tonight, because it’s written: I will beat the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered. But after I wake up, I will go ahead of you into GaliLee.’ However, Peter said to him: ‘Although all the others may be stumbled, I’ll never be trapped!’ Then Jesus said: ‘I tell you the truth; Before a rooster crows tonight, you will have denied knowing me three times.’ But Peter said: ‘Even if I have to die with you, I’ll never deny knowing you!’ And all the other disciples said the same thing. Then Jesus went with them to the spot called GethSemane (the Oil Press), and he told his disciples: ‘Sit here while I go over there to pray.’
(Matthew 26:17-36 2001)
Now, when you meet together in one place, it isn’t to eat the Lord’s Supper, for, you’re all [bringing] your own meals to eat before you partake. So, who knows who’s still hungry and who’s already had too much to drink? Don’t you have homes where you can eat and drink? Or do you condemn the congregation of God and shame those who are poor? What should I say to you? Should I praise you? In this, I don’t praise you. I received this from the Lord and I’ve also shared it with you… that the Lord Jesus (on the very night that he was going to be handed over) took a loaf, and after giving thanks, broke it and said, ‘This is my body [which is given] for you. Keep on doing this in memory of me.’ And after supper, he did the same thing with the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new Sacred Agreement of my blood. Keep on doing this… and as often as you drink it, think of me.’ So, as often as you eat the loaf and drink from the cup, you keep proclaiming the death of the Lord until he arrives. But whoever eats the loaf and drinks the cup of the Lord unworthily, will be held responsible to the Lord’s body and blood. So, each man should prove what he is first; then he can eat from the loaf and drink from the cup. For, those who eat and drink, eat and drink judgment on themselves if they don’t judge [the worthiness of] their bodies. That’s why many of you are weak and unhealthy, and quite a few are asleep! However, if we would judge ourselves, we wouldn’t have to be judged. Yet, when we are judged, we have to be disciplined by the Lord, so we aren’t condemned along with the world. So, my brothers; When you come together to eat, wait for each other! And if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, so you don’t meet for judgment. As for the rest of the matters; I’ll straighten them out when I get there.
(1 Corinthians 11:20-34 2001)