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This is the fourth message in a four- week message series called the Journey to the Cross. In this series will we focus primarily on the Book of John, chapters 18 and 19 as we journey to Easter. Now you may ask why John and not the other gospels? As one reads the gospel of John you’ll notice that John intentionally records some very specific events which the other gospel writers; Matthew, Mark and Luke did not record. And John, he leaves out incidents the other gospels included. One must ask why John’s record especially here in 18 and 19, the arrest, trial and crucifixion of Jesus is different?
It’s Palm Sunday, Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Why did Jesus come to Jerusalem? The answer; to do His Father’s will while fulfilling what was told about Him; prophecy. Our discussion today is the outcome of His entry. It was God’s exit strategy. And it is an event that brings more glory to Christ, even though it entails His death, then discussing His entry into Jerusalem. Jesus’ entry was a sign of His strength and His glory, but His exit is even far greater.
John’s purpose of his letter was to declare the glory of Christ. John wrote his gospel so that we might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; that believing, we might have life in His name.
In our passage today we’ll discover four means by which John declares Christ glory, even upon His crucifixion and death.
Thanks for joining us.
Pastor Joel Morris