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Tears Amidst Triumph

Apr 1, 2018 by: Tom Hopewell

The traditionally held chronology goes as follows:
Sunday—Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
Monday—Cleansing the temple
Tuesday—Controversies with the Jewish leaders
Wednesday—Apparently a day of rest
Thursday—Preparation for Passover
Friday—Trial and Crucifixion
Saturday—Jesus rests in the tomb
Sunday—Jesus raised from the dead 

The Triumph of the Cross!
I. The tears of denial. Luke 22:54-62
   Matthew 26:30-35; Mark 14:26-31; John 13:36-38

Next Steps: Are you prepared to follow Christ?

II. The tears of distress. Luke 23:26-31
     Well intentioned, sympathetic, crowd
     A. Jesus reiterates the prophecy of judgment.
     B. Jesus relates the truth in a proverb.

Next Steps: Are you prepared for the coming judgment?

III. The tears of delight. John 20:11-18
     Mary Magdalene – Luke 8:1-3; Matthew 28:1; Mark 16:1; Luke 24:10

Next Steps: Are you prepared to genuinely worship and love Christ?