Of Jesus’s three-and-a-half-year ministry, the gospel books devote one-third of their material to only seven days of His life.
Jesus’s last week before His death on the cross.
Why devote so much time to studying Jesus’ passion, rejection, desertion, denial, betrayal, and abandonment? Talk about darkness! The answer comes with the dawn of Jesus’s resurrection. In His suffering we find the purpose for our own struggles. In His resurrection we gain the hope that the suffering will end—that like Jesus, we will leave the darkness for the dawn.
(224-page paperback study guide)