THE ONE WHO WOULD BE GREAT IN THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN MUST HUMBLE HIMSELF AND BE THE SERVANT OF ALL—EVEN AS CHRIST DID!
Jesus knew His time had arrived, not for a coronation but for a trial and an execution. But knowing what awaited Him, He still went into Jerusalem.
I imagine most people, including those closest to Him, thought things were pretty much as usual. Sure, they had hopes that Jesus would publicly declare Himself to be the Messiah and seize the throne. But things didn’t start off so well.
I mean, His first stop was the temple, as it so often was, where He once again kicked out the merchants and money changers. I suppose some people might have seen this as an act of defiance toward the powers that be, and perhaps a foreshadowing of the Messiah exercising His authority over the nation. I don’t know. Clearly the Pharisees saw His actions as unwelcome.
The thing that catches my attention most of all is the Passover meal Jesus shared with…
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