Jesus’ entire public ministry leads to his death, burial and resurrection. Indeed, Jesus tells us himself that he came “to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20: 28).
We often are given the impression that Jesus was the innocent victim of corrupt religious authority and political intrigue. That is wrong. Jesus knew exactly what he was doing when he left Galilee for Jerusalem on Passover in the third year of his ministry. He went to Jerusalem with the express purpose of being arrested, tried, convicted and crucified; and on the third day he would rise from the dead. He is in complete control of events, from his entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through his resurrection on Easter morning.
The fateful time that we call “Holy Week” changes the world—forever.
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