March 21–Week 3: PROPHECIES CONCERNING JESUS’ DEATH

Zech. 9:9/John 12:13, 14 Triumphal Entry Some may scoff and say that Jesus staged the whole thing, but the amazing prophecy actually begins in Matthew 21:2 where Jesus tells His disciples, “Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring […]

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March 15

—Matt.21:33-41 The Parable of the Vineyard Characters in this parable: Householder/landowner—he planted the vineyard, put a wall around it, and dug a winepress and tower Husbandmen/vine-growers—the householder rented it to them Servants/slaves—householder sends HIS servants to the vineyard that THEY might receive the fruit Husbandmen took the servants and beat, killed, stoned them (This action repeated […]

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March 13

–John 15:1 Jesus is the true vine and his Father is the husbandman, vinedresser. The TRUE vine—this makes me think of different vines I’ve run into in my gardening.  Our son and his wife bought a house in South Carolina several years ago and it must have been owned by a gardener at one time. […]

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March 12

—John 10:7-9 Jesus is the door/gate BACKGROUND: 1-5 Thief and robbers crawl through the window. (false teachers trying to steal souls away from the truth of God’s Word) “into the sheepfold–the sacred enclosure of God’s true people.” Climbs up some other way—wanting heaven but not entering in God’s way. OUCH! Other ways? Works, philosophies, religions […]

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Mar. 11

–John 9:5 Do you see a pattern in Jesus’ teaching? He and the disciples pass a man that is blind. The disciples ask a question  Jesus answers and teaches. We would be wise to look for God’s lessons in every life situation because that’s what Jesus did. Think about the darkness. Darkness is the absence of […]

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March 9

–John 8:23 Once again the whole passage may need to be read to get the whole story. It begins with the adulterous woman being brought to Jesus.  He writes on the ground and asks the one who has not sinned to cast the first stone. I love verse nine: And they which heard it, being convicted […]

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March 8

–John 6:35 I love Jesus’ timing.  NOTHING is done without purpose. The chapter begins with the feeding of the 5,000. Is that not fitting seeing that our verse for the days states that Jesus is the bread of life? Once again we find the religious leaders arguing with Jesus about the manna which their fathers […]

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