Today is a special day, for it was on this day over 2,000 years ago Jesus rode into Jerusalem to the adoration of the crowd. This would begin the final series of events that would lead to his death. Today is another anniversary as well, for it was on this day over 1,400 years before Jesus came, all of Israel was to take a lamb into their homes in preparation for the Passover and their miraculous delivery from slavery. Now, either this is a startling coincidence or it is a startling revelation of God’s plans and purposes...guess which answer we agree with?
Jesus knew when his time would be up and his sacrifice would be complete. He knew – down to the very hour – he knew. He understood the pain and suffering that awaited, and he also understood the immense difficulty and challenge that would unfold, not only for him but for his followers as well. So, knowing all of this, what did Jesus do to prepare himself to overcome? Where did he go, how did he act and what did he say? Stay with us as we observe what our Master did to prepare to finish his walk of sacrifice, so we can learn how to handle our own…
In just seven days, the Christian world will be enraptured in the celebration of Resurrection Sunday – the celebration of the day – the event that actually changed the course of human history. What sometimes gets overlooked are the striking events of the week before and the significant part they play in tying Old Testament events in with New Testament fulfillments. Once understood, these connections give life to God’s plan through Jesus in a way that solidifies our faith in salvation. Stay with us!
The events of the Sunday before Jesus’ crucifixion were monumental. They not only began the culminating process for the greatest human life ever lived, they also retold the story of the ancient Passover and gave it a world-wide meaning. Stay with us as we look into all of the pieces of the Passover, Palm Sunday and the road Jesus walked to sacrifice his own life for our deliverance.
It was over 2,000 years ago that the world changed. As we look back, we can trace the events of Jesus' last week to the fulfilling of many prophecies. The events of what we now call Palm Sunday were a striking beginning to a series of circumstances that showed the value of Jesus and his sacrifice in an unmistakable and inspiring way. This is the story that we tell. Stay with us as we look at Jesus, prophecy and the Jewish Passover and their remarkable correlations.
For Christians there is no more meaningful time of year than the spring. Aside from the natural cycle of the physical world coming back to life,spring is the season in which we celebrate the fact that life on earth had itsonce and forever life-altering event – the death and resurrection of JesusChrist. As we will see over these next two weeks of programs, this eventchanged the world forever. This week, we will focus on some of the events prior, particularly Palm Sunday and its magnificent significance in the overall unfolding of God’s plan. What should Palm Sunday mean to us? Stay with us and see just how important it is!
Leadership is an amazing thing. When you come across a true leader, they change you. The very best of leaders can focus you and help you to see that which was out of your vision. They can inspire you and help you to have courage to do things you may have previously believed as undoable. They can strengthen you and help you fight when you would have normally given up. They lead you. They lead you by their example, their courage, their wisdom and their vision. Jesus was such a leader. This program looks at his leadership in the context of what is now known as Palm Sunday – a day that symbolized the greatest of victories and yet was instrumental in the death of the victor. What was the real victory of Palm Sunday? Where did Jesus lead us in this victory?
In the worlds of Judaism and Christianity, this is a very special time of year. It is a time when deliverance is celebrated and liberty is proclaimed, for in both faiths events occurred that were both defining and miraculous. For the Jew, the Passover represents the deliverance out of bondage and into a national heritage. For the Christian, the Last Supper and following events represent their deliverance from sin into the liberty of Christ. Is it a coincidence that these two events happen at the same time of year? On this podcast we look into the amazing connection between these events – Palm Sunday and the Lamb, the Passover and the Crucifixion and the deliverance from Egypt and the deliverance from sin.