“On the Road to Jerusalem”

March 13, 2016

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Summary

Luke 18:31-34 says, “And taking the twelve, He said to them, ‘See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. For He will be delivered over to the Gentiles and will be mocked and shamefully treated and spit upon. And after flogging Him, they will kill Him, and on the third day He will rise.’ But they understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said.” (ESV) Why is Jesus headed to Jerusalem? He is headed there to die and this is according to plan. But not just to die for any reason, to die for His Father and likewise for us. Justice and love compel Him to go. On the way there He will heal a blind man named Bartimaeus; encounter a short repentant tax collector perched in a tree; and have His feet anointed with expensive perfume by his beloved friend Mary. None of those things will happen without sneering opposition. Jesus will die for our sins and rise again just as He said. This will prove to be the most important journey to Jerusalem ever made. This trip has changed everything for all time. And so the question is, how has it changed you?

Bible References

  • Luke 18:31 - 34

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