The journey has been leading to this historic week. Eternity revolves around the events of this week. Jesus was condemned to die. He was mocked, beaten and flogged. Then He was publicly executed on a criminal’s cross. Although He was found without fault. He was buried in a borrowed tomb, but on the third day, Jesus rose from the dead. This Journey is much more than a 7-week devotional. The Journey with Jesus is the trip of a lifetime. I pray that this week you will see Jesus in a new and fresh way. And I pray “that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:31)
Holy Week began as Jesus proceeded down the Mt. of Olives. He joined the Parade of the Lambs that were raised by the specialized shepherds of Bethlehem. These yearling lambs were led to the place where the priests would inspect the lambs to ensure they were without blemish and acceptable for the Passover. The Lamb of God who came to take away the sins of the world entered the Temple. The four days of inspecting the lamb the law required would be fulfilled as Jesus ministered for four days. He was challenged by the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Teachers of the Law. Not one fault was found. Jesus was crucified and died at the very hour the High Priest sacrificed the Temple Passover Lamb.
35 They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. 36 As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.
37 When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:
38 “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”Luke 19:35-38
The Palm Sunday message utilized material from Dr. Len Sweet, as well as information from http://www.biblesearchers.com/hebrews/festivals/passover.shtml
Jesus is Buried
The Empty Tomb