THE JERUSALEM MINISTRY
THE TRIUMPHANT ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM
Luke 19:28 – 40
Luke 19:41 – 48
(ii) Prophets practiced hypocrisy
(iii) Practicing social and racial discrimination in the court yard.
- Jesus drove away the traders symbolically by replacing the chief priest. This incident illustrates that the people weren’t ready for ‘the coming of the Messiah’.It showed Jerusalem’s lack of preparedness for the day of God’s visitation in the passion of Jesus Christ.
Lessons learnt by Christians
JESUS’ CONFLICTS WITH THE JEWISH LEADERS
Luke 20:1 – 47 – 21:1 – 4
During his Jerusalem ministry, Jesus Christ centered His teachings at the temple. He got into conflict with the Jewish religious leaders on.
Luke 20:9 – 18
Luke 20:19 – 26
Luke 20:27 – 40
(a) There is no marriage in life after death.
(b) Resurrection is an assurance that there is life after death.
(c) The resurrected life is different from the earthly life.
(d) The righteous will resurrect and live eternally.
(e) Those who would resurrect would be like angels and their bodies would be transformed into spiritual bodies.
(f) Those who will resurrect will become children of God.
Luke 20:41 – 44
Luke 20:45 – 47
(ii) Liked being greeted with respect in market places.
(iii) Seeking places of honour in the synagogue(s) and banquets/ feasts.
(iv) Making long prayers intended to make people notice them, as righteous.
(v) Taking advantage of widows and robbing them of their property.
Luke 20:1 – 4
JESUS’ TEACHING ABOUT ESCHATOLOGY
LUKE 21:5 – 38
(ii) People would come claiming to be Jesus Christ.
(iii) Wars between nations.
(iv) Natural calamities/disasters, famine, drought, plagues.
(v) Strange celestial beings would come from the sky.
(vi) Jesus Christ’s disciple would be arrested, persecuted and imprisoned.
(vii) Disciples will be betrayed to the authorities, by close relatives and friends and will even be put to death.
(viii) Disciples would be hated on Jesus Christ’s account.
(ix) There will be eclipse of the sun and moon.
(x) Strong waves disrupting the sea.
(xi) Fainting of people from shock as they observe the terrible signs.
(xii) The son of man would appear in glory after these signs to take His faithful ones.
The last supper Luke
Luke 22:1 –38
(i) The plot against Jesus Christ (Luke 22:1 – 6).
Celebration of the Last Supper
Luke 22:15 – 3
Significance of the Lords Supper to Christians today
The Holy Eucharist,
The Lord’s Table,
The Holy Mass.
Reasons why Christians take part in the Lord’s Supper
PRAYER ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
Luke 22:39 – 53
The following events took place on the Mount of Olives before the arrest of Jesus;
Luke 22:54 – 62
Luke 22:66 – 71
(b) He claimed to be the son of God.
(c) He equated Himself to God / blasphemy.
They asked him two questions
(a) Whether he was the Christ and Jesus replied ‘If I tell you, you will not believe and if i ask you, you will not answer.’
(b) Whether he was the son of God and he answered them, ‘You say I am.’
(b) Jesus opposed payment of taxes to Caesar.
(c) Jesus had claimed to be king (treason).
Luke 23:26 – 43
THE DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST
Luke 23:44 – 49
(b) The temple’s curtain tore into two implying:
(i) All people would now approach God directly through Jesus.
(ii) A new universal religion for everyone was established bringing an end to Judaism.
(iii) The Old Testament sacrificial system is no longer necessary.
Reactions of the people to the death of Jesus
(i) The multitudes returned home beating their breasts as a sign of grief vs.48
(ii) The centurion (A Roman Army Officer) accepted that Jesus was a righteous man vs.47
(iii) The women watched from a distance vs.49
THE BURIAL OF JESUS
Luke 23:50 – 56
Witnesses to the resurrected/ risen Christ
(i) Testimony of the holy women i.e. Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James and others. (Luke 1:1-12)
This is clear evidence that Jesus truly resurrected.
(v) Jesus showed the disciples His hands and feet and told them to handle Him for He was not a spirit.
(vi) Jesus was given a piece of broiled fish and He took it and ate it before the disciples.
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