A careful examination of the Gospel accounts of this week gives us a picture of what Jesus was doing and where He was each day of the week before He was crucified and raised from the dead in order to redeem His people.
Today I will provide a passage of Scripture to read and 2 sermons that deal with a portion of the text that takes place on this very day in the week before Jesus’ crucifixion in A.D. 30.
2. The Triumphal Entry – Monday, Nisan 10, A.D. 30:
Matt. 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-10; Luke 19:29-38; John 12:12-15
Yes it happened on Monday, not Sunday, but we celebrate it on Sunday as we gather for worship.
This was the very day that the Passover Lamb was chosen by Jewish families and brought into the house. Jesus entered Jerusalem and was proclaimed by the people to be their King. They cried out “Hosanna” which means “Save Now”, and was a fulfillment of Psalm 118.
The Triumphal Entry happened to the day that it was prophesied to happen according to Zech. 9:9; Daniel 9:25; and Neh. 2:6.
Technical Note: Jews who lived in the northern part of the country, Galilee, kept time a little differently than those in the south region of Judea. As a result, in Jesus’ day they celebrated the Passover a day early, on Thursday. Those to the south would celebrate on Friday. Jesus was from the north, remember that He was from Nazareth in Galilee, so He and His disciples celebrated according to the northern calendar on Thursday. But the rest of Jerusalem would be celebrating on Friday.