This teaching by pastor Barry was given as part of our family service on Easter Day, 16th April 2017.
This is the second part of a 4-part study looking at Passion Week (the name we give to the last week Jesus spent with His disciples leading up to the Crucifixion and Resurrection).
In this session we answer the question posed at the end of Part 1:
Just to recap:
- Jesus’ ministry was centred on this one week in history
- Jesus came to do the will of His Father, to give His life as a ransom for many
- Jesus did not want to be made know throughout His incredible 3 ½ years of ministry until one specific day…
- But on that day (Palm Sunday) He intentionally arranges the whole event!
- Sending disciples to get a donkey etc.
- Riding into Jerusalem as a king…
- Much to the distain of the Jewish leaders!
- So what was so special about this day?
- Why did Jesus say ‘His hour had now come’?
- Why did Jesus allow Himself to be worshipped as ‘Messiah the Prince’ on this day (and only on this day)?
- Why did Jesus rebuke the Jews for not knowing what day this was?
- What was so important that Jesus pronounces national blindness upon Israel because they missed ‘the time of their visitation’ (Luke 19:44) (Blindness that has now lasted 1900 years!)
Once we have answered that question, we go on to look at the details and timings of the events of Passions Week, seeing that Jesus was crucified on Thursday 14th Nisan (fulfilling prophecy), was buried as the Feast of Unleavened Bread was beginning, and then rose again on the Feast of Firstfruits (again in fulfillment of prophecies given over 1000 years before the event).
You can listen to the audio on this web page, or save it for listening to later. We have also made available the Powerpoint slides (in PDF format) used for this study.
We hope and pray this teaching will bless you and encourage you to undertake your own personal study and adventure in God’s Word!