The Way to the Cross

Beginning in Jerusalem
The end of Act 1 It is written and must be fulfilled (vv44-49) … to suffer … to rise to preach Preaching to the Nations

Jesus’ Trial
The Trial Religious leaders (22:66-71) Pilate - part 1 (23:1-7) Herod (23:8-12) Pilate - part 2 (23:13-24) Following Jesus to the cross The other Simon (23:26) The women (23:27-31) Judging the judge

Denying Jesus
A further threat… (vv31-34) …so be prepared (vv35-38) Jesus’ final preparation The Cup (Jeremiah 25:15-38) Twice betrayed (vv47- 65) Good news for deniers!

The Last Passover
Conspiracies inside and out (vv1-6) Preparing the Passover (vv7-13) The Last Passover (vv14-20) Remember ‘for you’ New Covenant Why did Jesus die? (vv21-23) Celebrating the Passover

Certainty in Uncertain Times
Safe as houses? You will live in uncertain times People will lead astray The earth will shake You’ll be hated But the Son of Man reigns He is with us He is reigning And he’ll bring salvation! Signs of uncertain times …remind us to watch Where is your certainty?

When God Is Small
Jesus against the religious leaders who… made God small (20:41-44) (Psalm 110:1) and made themselves big (20:45-47) But when God is big…(21:1-4)

The Question of Resurrection
The riddle of resurrection (vv27-33) Jesus’ answer Marriage at the resurrection (vv34-36) Resurrection and God (vv37-40) Our hope for resurrection

The Question of Loyalty
The trap is set (vv20-22) but Jesus springs the trap (vv23-26) Give to Caesar Give to God

The Question of Authority
Just who do you think you are? (vv1-8) Just who do they think they are? (vv9-16) The cost of rejecting Jesus (vv17-20) Psalm 118, Isaiah 8, Daniel 2 Just who do you think Jesus is?

Making an Entrance
The entrance of the king (19:28-38) But not everyone’s welcoming… The Pharisees (vv39-40) The Capital (vv41-44) The Priests (vv45-48) Will you welcome the king? Will you welcome this king?