They were puzzled. It didn’t make sense. Was it a riddle? In a little while they wouldn’t see Him, but in a little while they would see Him again because He was going to His Father? The disciples were confused.
I AM the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?
The portrayal of Messiah’s sufferings in the 53rd chapter of Isaiah draws us to a profound assessment. No one is exempt; our condition is innate: “All we like sheep have gone astray.”
The Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’
Beginning with His entrance into Jerusalem, everything Jesus experienced during His final week of ministry was foreordained as a set time in God’s redemptive plan.
“Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, Saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’”
The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is a non-negotiable and foundational tenet of Christianity. The historical record is open for investigation; and, the evidence provided in eyewitness testimony documents the facts.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” JOHN 3:16
Commonly called Maundy Thursday, Christians worldwide use the day to prepare their hearts for the commemoration of the most decisive day in history—Good Friday.
As Jesus and the disciples proceeded to Jerusalem, followers began attaching themselves to the company. By the time they reached Bethany at the crest of the Mount of Olives, an eager throng surrounded them.