Sunday, March 29, 2015

Passion Week Day #1

Day 1: The Triumphal Entry ( Matthew 21; Mark 11; Luke 19; John 12)

Jesus rides triumphantly into Jerusalem on a donkey fulfilling the ancient prophecy, “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” (Zech. 9:9 ESV). The people welcome Him with "Hosannas" and the words of Psalm 118:25-26. Jesus, on this “Palm Sunday” is officially presenting Himself to the nation of Israel as their long awaited Messiah. This date according to the Jewish calendar, was Nisan 10, the day pilgrims presented their paschal lambs for examination. On this first day of the week of passion, Jesus presents Himself for inspection as the Lamb that would take away the sins of the world.

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