On Palm Sunday, Jesus presented Himself as the Messiah when He rode into Jerusalem on a colt of a donkey. According to Luke 19:28-44, Jesus was received by a multitude of disciples. They received with reverence and rejoicing. However, their reception was overshadowed by the demands of the power hungry religious leaders of that day, the Pharisees. They had gathered with ill intent in the midst of the joyous crowd. As Jesus continues His approach up to Jerusalem, He viewed the city and wept. This and more was the subject of my Palm Sunday message.
As we approach this Easter, it is my desire to take a special online journey with you through the passion week of Christ beginning with the Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. That will be the subject of my Palm Sunday message. You can join us for that message at watchGBC.com at 10:30am (EST). Monday through Friday, I will post a video right here on my blog, at watchGBC.com and at our Facebook page. These videos will track the events of the passion week and give a brief devotional thought. I hope this journey will encourage you and motivate your love for Jesus Christ.
When you stop to consider the events of this Wednesday about 2,000 years ago, it is mind-blowing that the creator and sustainer of life was put on trial by His own creation for sins He had not done. In the late hours of Wednesday, Jesus Christ was put on trial as a criminal. By Thursday He would be hanging on the cross. There he would take upon Himself the wrath of God for your sin and mine. While all Israel celebrated the passover in Jerusalem, just outside the city, on a hill called Golgotha, Jesus would become THE final passover lamb.
About a year ago, I preached a sermon series through the Gospel of Mark. I thought that I would share the sermons related to the events of the Passion Week beginning today. On this day, I encourage you to meditate on your Savior, Jesus Christ.