Join the MelVee Sabbath School guest panelists as they discuss this week’s lesson whick looks at some of the major events and teachings of Jesus as He came to Jerusalem, not to be crowned an earthly king, as so many people had desired and hoped, but to be made “sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him” (2 Cor. 5:21, NKJV). The lesson is underpinned by Matthew 21:42, which says “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? ”(NKJV).
The panelists trace the life and events of Jesus as he came to Jerusalem. They explore how Jesus, the eternal God, the One who created all things, who lived the life of a servant here on earth, ministering to the needs of the lost, the sick, the needy, many of whom still scorned Him, showed such extensive condescension and self-denial and self-abnegation we can hardly begin to grasp it!
But as incomprehensible as His servanthood is, the marvel goes even deeper, for He, the eternal God, is now facing the whole purpose of His coming here: to “ ‘give His life a ransom for many.’ ” This self-denial, this self-abnegation, will soon climax in a mystery that even “angels desire to look into” (1 Pet. 1:12, NKJV)—and that is the Cross.
The panelists further explore what Jesus meant in Matthew 20:27, 28, wheb He said, “And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many’ ” (NKJV).
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