Let's step back and gather some important background information before we take a deep dive into John's account of Jesus' Passion Week.
When Jesus was born, it was only about thirty years after the Romans had taken over Israel once again. So, there were plenty of people left who remembered what it had been like to have their own king, their own government, and freedom to live as their own people.
You have to literally give up seeing some things so you are able to see other things.
Jesus had a rare teachable moment, the right moment, in today’s passage, for Jesus to talk about Messiah, and to teach His disciples the difference between a false reading, and a true reading of scripture.
Jesus gave a great answer, really., but that's not what left them all "utterly amazed." Give a listen, and find out what Jesus said that made them drop their jaws.
Childhood dreams and childhood vows drive us a lot more than we realize. In this YouTube talk, we’re going to see how the disciples’ theology drove them a lot more than they realized, too.