February 5, 2023
LORD’s Supper today
No service next Sunday February 12th
The hour has come
But first, there is the matter of the perfect timing of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.
Jesus presented Himself as the Messiah on the exact date that Daniel had foretold.
Chronological Aspects of the Life of Christ
by Harold Hoehner
Jesus entered Jerusalem on the tenth of Nissan. Monday, March 30, AD 33.
Nisan 10 was the day that the lamb was selected for Passover.
When Jesus entered Jerusalem, He was presenting Himself as THE Passover Lamb–
and the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
These Greeks were God-fearing Gentiles (not Greek-speaking Jews).
Their desire to see Jesus signaled to Him that His hour had come.
In John’s gospel, the glorification of Jesus the Son of Man begins with His death on the cross-
and extends to His resurrection, ascension, and session at the glorious Right Hand of His Father.
“look, the world has gone after Him.” The Pharisees said more than they realized.
How did the desire of these Greeks to see Jesus signal that His hour had come?
“This fold” was Israel. In the other gospels, Jesus said that He was sent for Israel.
The “other sheep who are not of this fold” must refer to the Gentiles.
He was the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world: Gentile as well as Jew.
This group of Gentiles represents the world seeking salvation from Jesus.
The chief priests and Pharisees plan to kill Him; the Gentiles want to be with Him.
Matthew records a parable that Jesus spoke the same day (or perhaps the next day).
The landowner in the parable is God the Father.
The vine-growers are the leaders of Israel.
The slaves are the Old Testament prophets (including John the Baptist).
The son represents
the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
In the future, the remnant of Israel, regenerate Israel, will receive the kingdom.
But in the meantime, the grace of God would now go out to the Gentiles.
The grain of wheat principle