January 2 ~ The King is Coming


Winslow Homer (1836-1910)
A Rainy Day in Camp
Oil on canvas
1871
Private collection

•The Triumphal Entry•
Background @ John 12:12-13a
The next day, the news that Jesus was on the way to Jerusalem swept through the city. A large crowd of Passover visitors took palm branches and went down the road to meet him.
Story @ Mark 11:1-11 || @ Matthew 21:1-11 || @ Luke 19:28-40 || @ John 12:12-19

•Jesus Weeps Over Jerusalem•
Background @ Luke 19:41
But as he came closer to Jerusalem and saw the city ahead, he began to weep.
Story @ Luke 19:41-44

•Jesus Predicts His Death Again and Again•
Background @ @ Mark 9:30-32 || @ Matthew 17:22-23 || @ Luke 9:43b-45 (Jesus predicts his death)
@ Mark 10:32-34 || @ Matthew 20:17-19 || @ Luke 18:31-34 (Jesus again predicts his death)
John 12:20-21
Some Greeks who had come to Jerusalem for the Passover celebration paid a visit to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee. They said, “Sir, we want to meet Jesus.”
Story @ John 12:20-36

•The Unbelief of the People•
Background @ John 12:37
But despite all the miraculous signs Jesus had done, most of the people still did not believe in him.
Story @ John 12:37-50

•Jesus Curses the Fig Tree•
Background @ Matthew 21:18
In the morning, as Jesus was returning to Jerusalem, he was hungry,
Story @ Mark 11:12-14, 20-25 || Matthew 21:18-22

•Jesus Clears the Temple•
Background @ Mark 11:15a
When they arrived back in Jerusalem, Jesus entered the Temple.
Story @ Mark 11:15-19 || @ Matthew 21:12-17 || @ Luke 19:45-48

•The Authority of Jesus Challenged•
Background @ Luke 20:1
One day as Jesus was teaching the people and preaching the Good News in the Temple, the leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the elders came up to him.
Story @ Mark 11:27-33 || @ Matthew 21:23-27 || @ Luke 20:1-8

•The Story of the Two Sons•
Background @ Matthew 21:28a
“But what do you think about this?” Jesus asked.
Story @ Matthew 21:28-32

Winslow Homer 1836-1910 American Naturalist painter, illustrator, engraver and etcher A Wall, Nassau 1898 37.8 x 54.3 cms | 14 3/4 x 21 1/4 ins Watercolor and graphite on off

•The Story of the Evil Farmers•
Background @ Mark 12:1a
Then Jesus began teaching them with stories.
Story @ Mark 12:1-12 || @ Matthew 21:33-46 || @ Luke 20:9-19

•The Story of the Great Feast•
Background @ Matthew 22:1-2
Jesus also told them other parables. He said, “The kingdom of heaven can be illustrated by the story of a king who prepared a great wedding feast for his son.
Story @ Matthew 22:1-14

•Taxes for Caesar•
Background @ Mark 12:13
Later the leaders sent some Pharisees and supporters of Herod to trap Jesus into saying something for which he could be arrested.
Story @ Mark 12:13-17 || @ Matthew 22:15-22 || @ Luke 20:20-26

•Discussion about Resurrection•
Background @ Mark 12:18
Then Jesus was approached by some Sadducees – religious leaders who say there is no resurrection from the dead. They posed this question:
Story @ Mark 12:18-27 || @ Matthew 22:23-33 || @ Luke 20:27-40

•The Most Important Commandment•
Background @ Mark 12:28
One of the teachers of religious law was standing there listening to the debate. He realized that Jesus had answered well, so he asked, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
Story @ Mark 12:28-34 || @ Matthew 22:34-40

•Whose Son is the Messiah?•
Background @ Mark 12:35
Later, as Jesus was teaching the people in the Temple, he asked, “Why do the teachers of religious law claim that the Messiah is the son of David?”
Story @ Mark 12:35-40 || @ Matthew 22:41-46 || @ Luke 20:41-42

•Jesus Warns the Religious Leaders•
Background @ Matthew 23:1-3
Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The teachers of religious law and the Pharisees are the official interpreters of the law of Moses. So practice and obey whatever they tell you, but don’t follow their example. For they don’t practice what they teach.
Story @ Matthew 23:1-36 || @ Luke 20:45-47

•Jesus Grieves Over Jerusalem•
Background @ Matthew 23:37
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones God’s messengers!”
Story @ Matthew 23:37-39

•The Widow’s Offering•
Background @ Luke 21:1
While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box.
Story @ Mark 12:41-44 || @ Luke 21:1-4
~ §tacy §weeney