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Today I will provide a passage of Scripture to read and a sermon from a godly preacher that deals with a portion of the text that takes place on this very day in the week before Jesus’ crucifixion in A.D. 30.

So where was Jesus and what did He do and say each day of the last week before His crucifixion? Here is the Biblical text from the Gospel accounts arranged chronologically to be read this week so that you might read and study what happened daily with Jesus and the disciples.

Monday, the 10th Day of Nisan, A.D. 30:

Matt. 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-10; Luke 19:29-38; John 12:12-15

Triumphal Entry

Yes it happened on Monday, not Sunday, but we celebrate it on Sunday as we gather for worship. The week that Jesus was crucified this was the very day that the Passover Lamb was chosen by Jewish families and brought into the house. Jesus entered Jerusalem and was proclaimed by the people to be their King. They cried out “Hosanna” which means “Save Now”, and was a fulfillment of Psalm 118.

The Triumphal Entry happened TO THE DAY that it was prophesied to happen according to Zech. 9:9; Daniel 9:25; and Neh. 2:6.

Technical Note: Jews who lived in the northern part of the country, Galilee, kept time a little differently than those in the southern region of Judea. As a result, in Jesus’ day they celebrated the Passover a day early, on Thursday. Those to the south would celebrate on Friday. Jesus was from the north, remember that He was from Nazareth in Galilee, so He and His disciples celebrated according to the northern calendar on Thursday. But the rest of Jerusalem would be celebrating on Friday.

The Triumphal Entry by Charles Spurgeon, preached from Matthew 21:5.


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