Return to Jerusalem
Intro to the Gospel
This week we look at the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus. A conspiracy against Jesus is formed after He returns to Jerusalem for the last time. The conspirators take their opportunity to arrest Jesus shortly after His Passover meal with the disciples.
People & Places
One of the most well-known of Jewish festivals, Passover commemorates the exodus from slavery and lasts seven days. Three key elements of the Passover meal were unleavened bread, wine, and lamb. The bread was a reminder of God's deliverance from slavery. Some of the wine was reserved as a reminder of God's promise for redemption. Finally the lamb would be sacrificed for the sins of the household.
Jerusalem as it appeared before the destruction of the Second Temple.
What to Look For
Jesus enters Jerusalem
Jesus in the temple
Conspiracy against Jesus
Questions on Caesar's authority
Predicted destruction of the temple and Jesus' return
The Last Supper