I have to thank John MacArthur for the work on his book, One Perfect Life. It is an amazing harmony of Scriptures regarding the life of Christ! Without Him, these Holy Week thoughts would not be possible!
Get his book- it will bless your soul!
Here is what the Thursday of turmoil looked like.
How are we today? Good by comparison!
The business of the morning was all about securing the room and elements of the Passover meal.
I have had the privilege to go though a passover meal on a few occasions. If you ever have an opportunity to do it, please take advantage of it. I have been so blessed to partake of the elements snd rejoice that I am waiting to drink the celebretory last glass of wine with my Savior because He drank the bitter cup of wrath!
I know I am not commenting much on the institution of the Lord's Supper (Eucharist/ Communion) right now.... I may spend a little more time on it on Good Friday.
Let's read and comment- this was going to be night the world will not forget.
A New Commandment
("Maundy" Thursday comes from the Latin word mandatum, or commandment, reflecting Jesus' words "I give you a new commandment.)
Love and pray for opponents:
A New Commandment
 When he (Judas) had gone out, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him.  If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him at once.  Little children, yet a little while I am with you. You will seek me, and just as I said to the Jews, so now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going you cannot come.’  A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.  By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (ESV)
This is nothing new to the disciples... they had heard it... they just weren't getting it... YET
Look back at the Sermon on the Mount....