Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem during the last week of His life signalled a kingly triumph in both obvious and not-so-obvious ways. Yet it was important in every way, nonetheless, and its details are preserved for us in Matthew 21:1–11, which kick-starts the most climactic week in Jesus’ life...and in history.
The King's Commission: A Study of Matthew 21-28
The epic nature of Jesus—who He is and why He came—comes into full focus during the last week of His earthly life, recounted for us in Matthew chapters 21–28.
Jesus also reveals to us where history is headed and how we all fit into it as He teaches throughout Jerusalem, shares a final meal with His apostles, endures a criminal’s crucifixion, and is then resurrected from the grave.
Pastor Chuck Swindoll takes us back to walk with Jesus, step by step, during this final part of his sermon series on Matthew, culminating in our risen Lord’s Great Commission. Get ready to go and make disciples of all nations!
Matthew 21:12–22 provides a glimpse of Jesus’ righteous indignation, where we see Him at His angriest. But what drove Jesus to “lower the boom” on corruption?
After riding into Jerusalem on a donkey and turning over tables in the temple, Jesus immediately had the city’s attention. Some accepted Him as sent by God, but only some. he religious authorities actually cranked up their hatred of Jesus from a simmer to a boil!
Matthew 22:1–22 shows us what happened when Jesus publicly condemned Jerusalem’s ruling religious elite. Jesus’ accusations hit them straight in the heart—so forcibly that former religious opponents, like the Pharisees and Herodians, conspired together to trap Jesus with His words.