Today is the fourth foundational back story to really understand the emotion of the throng singing “Allelu Yah!” To Jesus, as he rode into Jerusalem. Continue reading Gospel of John: Why Palm Branches?
The aching irony in all this was the evident sincerity of the Judeans in their defense of the Sabbath as they understood it, by their own interpretation, and their genuine passion to finally get it right after centuries of failure and loss. Continue reading Gospel of John: Moses’ Law
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. Continue reading Triumphal Entry