Jesus Wept 2x Death of Lazarus (shortest passage) Impending death of Jerusalem
Jesus/Jeremiah Parallel Matthew 16:14They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
Jesus/Jeremiah Parallel 9:1; 13:17; 14:17 Lam. 3:17 If you do not listen, I will weep in secret because of your pride; my eyes will weep bitterly, overflowing with tears, because the LORD’s flock will be taken captive.
If you had known (believed) the “things of peace”v. 42 your enemies will destroy you… not one stone on another… v. 43-44a because you didn’t know the “visitation” v. 44b
A Line is DrawnPalms BOO!! HATRED YEAH!! LOVE
If these keep quiet the stones will cry out19:40 They will not leave one stone on another19:44
Jesus/Stone Parallel Jesus looked directly at them and asked, “Then what is the meaning of that which is written: “‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone’? Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.” 20: 17-18
A Line is DrawnStone… REJECTED CRUSHED PRAISES CORNER STONE
Jesus’ Prediction Fulfilled History… Josephus Flavius 66 A.D. the Jews rebelled against Roman rule. 70 A.D., after a 143 day siege which began at Passover, a Roman military force consisting of about 30,000 troops under the command of Titus destroyed everything, including Herod's Temple. (Masada, 73 A.D.) an estimated 600,000 people killed.
Jesus’ Personal Fulfillment John 2:19 Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days.” 20 They replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days?” 21 But the temple he had spoken of was his body. 22 After he was raised from the dead, his disciples recalled what he had said. Then they believed the scripture and the words that Jesus had spoken.
A Line is Drawn… A NATION BUILDING GOD’S KINGDOM BODY
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“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.”A.W. Tozer
What is the center? MAN GOD
Jeremiah’s Gospel Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him
Jesus’ Gospel “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:24