For the next week, we’ll be walking in Jesus’ footsteps to the cross and beyond.
Let’s set the stage . . .
Crowds are starting to gather.
The people are expectant. The governor’s worried. The religious leaders are uneasy.
God’s coming to town.
And He has a plan: saving you and me.
They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again he took the twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him. “We are going up to Jerusalem,” he said, “and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles, who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise.” (Mark 10:32-34)