The Moment that Changed Everything!
Jesus offered himself as king as he rode into Jerusalem during his triumphal entry. He was offering a new kingdom and eternal life. Thus began the final portion of his journey to the event that changed everything: His atoning death on the cross.
12 The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” 14 And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,
15 “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!”
16 His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. 17 The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. 18 The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign. 19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.”
Walking with Jesus to the Cross
Easter is only a few weeks away. So, we’ll step into the Gospel of John for a few weeks and walk with Jesus to the cross. Here is where the Lord’s substitutionary sufferings for the world begins.