Dr. Ray PritchardDr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, in Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 43 years, have three sons-Josh, Mark and Nick, three daughters-in-law--Leah, Vanessa, and Sarah, and seven grandchildren. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
- 2015 Apr 02
I'm going to Tweet through the final events of Jesus' life starting on Thursday afternoon and going through Easter Sunday using the hashtag #JesusFinalHours. You can follow the stream at https://twitter.com/raypritchard.
We'll follow the events in the Upper Room and Gethsemane, the betrayal and arrest, Peter's denial, the six trials of Jesus, his suffering before the cross, the crucifixion, the seven last words of Christ, his death, the preparation for burial, the sealing of the tomb, the events of "Silent Saturday," and the shock of the women as they discover an empty tomb on Sunday morning. We'll follow the narrative all the way through Jesus' appearance to his disciples on Sunday evening.
While it is impossible to be certain about the exact timing of some events, I have assigned times to give a sense of the general flow of events. I'm using as my chief resource "The Final Days of Jesus" by Kostenberger and Taylor: http://goo.gl/fo11Bq
I'm doing this as an experiment because Twitter is a particularly well suited to creating a timeline like this. I would end up having two many status updates if I tried to do it on Facebook. I hope you'll join me over the next four days as we venture through #JesusFinalHours in real time.