37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing! 38 See! Your house is left to you desolate; 39 for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’”
Matthew 23; 37-39 (NJKV)
Have you ever had so much to accomplish but seemingly so little time? I can't imagine how our Savior felt as the scribes and pharisees kept trying to trap him and he had so much to teach and say to the diciples.
This day for Jesus was a day of great disputations
-- a busy, stormy day of public debates with
They challenged the authority of Our Lord…
Our Lord toldthe thinly-veiled parable of the vine dressers…
He answered the question of tribute to Caesar…
the case presented by the Sadducees about the woman with seven husbands and the resurrection… the Greatest Commandment ….
Our Lord questioned them about the "Son of David."
He concluded the debates with a denunciation of the Pharisees and the "Seven Woes,"
He expressed an anguished lament over Jerusalem,
and commented on the widow's mite. Leaving the city,
He crossed over to Mt. Olivet and sadly predicted that there would be left "not a stone
upon a stone."
Asked about the end of Jerusalem and the world He gave theeschatological discourse, and told the parable of the virgins to teach watchfulness.
Are you tired yet? I am!
There are many many scriptures listed below, all are placed in the timeframe of these few days in history! I list them not because I expect you to read them all in one setting, but so that you can appreiciate the urgency Jesus was working under. It all was taking place. Just as God had planned, teaching us, warning us, loving us, making us ready to recieve the greatest love and gift of all....
The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem
Jesus in Jerusalem (Cleansing the Temple), Return to Bethany
The Cursing of the Fig Tree
The Second Cleansing of the Temple
The Chief Priests and Scribes Conspire against Jesus
The Lesson from the Withered Fig Tree
The Question about Jesus' Authority
The Parable of the Two Sons
The Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen
The Parable of the Great Wedding Dinner
On Paying Tribute to Caesar
The Question about the Resurrection
The Question about David's Son
Woe to the Scribes and Pharisees
Jesus' Lament over Jerusalem
The Poor Widow's Gift of two Mites
Prediction of the Destruction of the Temple
Signs before the End
The Desolating Sacrilege
False Christs and False Prophets
The Coming of the Son of Man
The Time of the Coming. the Parable of the Fig Tree
Conclusion. “Take Heed, Watch!” (According to Mark)
Conclusion. “Take Heed, Watch!” (According to Luke)
The Parable of the Flood and Exhortation to Watchfulness
The Parable of the Good Servant and the Wicked Servant
The Parable of the Ten Virgins
The Parable of the Talents
The Last Judgment
The Ministry of Jesus in Jerusalem
Greeks Seek Jesus; Discourse on His Death
The Unbelief of the People
Judgment by the Word
Have you made your Easter plans? Have you included _________ in your day?
Lord we pray - guide us - lead us- put the desire within us to obey....
Amen.the scribes and ancients.