March 1 – Chronological Gospels
“Come, follow me.” — Jesus (Matthew 4:19)
We are following Jesus through the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, wrapping up on Easter on April 1st. We’ll be hopping around the four gospels for a chronological perspective of Jesus’ life on earth. Join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!
Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King
As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”
4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
5 “Say to Daughter Zion,
The King Who Is Worthy of My Praise | Becky Newman
Psalm 118 is referred to twice in Matthew 21, here in verse 9 where the crowd shouts it as Jesus triumphantly enters Jerusalem, ushering in the Kingdom of heaven, and in verse 42 where Jesus clearly makes the connection that He is the Cornerstone (Psalm 118:22) and the reason for praise and worship and the culmination of the prophecy in Psalm 118. Psalm 118:27 even talks about taking up boughs and joining a festal procession to the altar — just as the crowd was doing in Matthew 21. Everything and everyone points to Jesus as our Savior among this crowd. Psalm 118:20-21 – “This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter. I will give You thanks, for You answered me; You have become my salvation.”
We have spent the last two months following Jesus to this amazing moment where He finally receives the praise and honor He is worthy of, with the crowds totally excited and ready to enter the gates of the Kingdom with Him. But, over the next month of this study, we will see all of them fall away, as it had to be for Jesus to open the gate. I am thankful to know the ending; thus, I should stay in this moment of praising and honoring and pointing to You.
You are my salvation! Thank You! Help me not to fall away from praising and honoring You and to always be ready to point to You as the Savior of the world.
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