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Seven Days To Glory

The Savior's Final Week

01 - (Sunday) The Triumphal Entry

Matthew 21:1-11 • May 29, 2011 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

For three years Jesus preached about the Kingdom of God. In addition to his powerful words, he proved he was Heir Apparent to the Kingdom by his powerful wonders. But in the last seven days of his life, culminating in his betrayal, arrest, and crucifixion, both friend and foe alike attempted to hijack his claim to the throne. Beginning with his Triumphal Entry on Sunday and ending in his glorious resurrection one week later, the Lord's last days were chalked full with drama and intrigue. In this climactic conclusion to his two-year study on the major events in the life of Christ, Pastor Ronald H. Gann examines each day of the Lord’s final week on earth.

02 - (Monday) The Second Temple Cleansing

Matthew 21:12-17 • June 5, 2011 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

During the last week of our Lord’s life, on his last Monday in fact, Jesus entered the Jewish Temple to worship His Father for the Passover celebration, and in preparation for his death five days later. But what he found there waiting for him was anything but conducive to the worship of God. That's when Jesus, for the second time in his ministry, took matters into his own hands to cleanse the House of God. In this climactic conclusion to his two-year study on the major events in the life of Christ, Pastor Ronald H. Gann examines each day of the Lord’s final week on earth.

03 - (Tuesday) The Authority Debate

Matthew 21:23-27 • June 12, 2011 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

Jesus was a logician of the highest regard. He was the premiere debater. And the reason he was such is because he was truth incarnate. All rules of logic were created by him. All of wisdom’s knowledge is personified in him. All matters of debate stop with him, because he is the author of the all the answers. He never met a debate he couldn’t, wouldn’t, and didn’t win, especially when it came to the the authority by which he taught, healed, and rebuked his people. In this climactic conclusion to his two-year study on the major events in the life of Christ, Pastor Ronald H. Gann examines each day of the Lord’s final week on earth.

04 - (Wednesday) The Theology Debate

Matthew 22:23-40 • June 19, 2011 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

There was one issue that brought the Pharisees and the Sadducees together, and that was their mutual opposition to Jesus Christ. And by opposing Jesus Christ to his face, as they so often did and by orchestrating his betrayal and murder, both the Sadducees and the Pharisees demonstrate how something so good as religious devotion and patriotic pride could end up so bad; how passionate intentions and sincere devotion can result in eternal damnation. Not everything that starts of good has a happy ending. In this climactic conclusion to his two-year study on the major events in the life of Christ, Pastor Ronald H. Gann examines each day of the Lord’s final week on earth.

05 - (Thursday) The Last Supper

Matthew 26:17-30 • June 26, 2011 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

In the upper room with his disciples, on the last night of his life, Christ ended the Passover and instituted a new memorial to himself--traditionally known as the Lord's Supper. This new memorial would not look back to a lamb slaughtered in Egypt as the symbol of God’s redeeming love and power, however, but would instead point to the very Lamb of God himself, who, by the shedding of his sacrificial blood, took away the sins of the world. In that one meal Jesus both terminated the old and inaugurated the new. In this climactic conclusion to his two-year study on the major events in the life of Christ, Pastor Ronald H. Gann examines each day of the Lord’s final week on earth.

06 - (Friday) The Trials & Crucifixion (Part 1)

Selected Scriptures • July 3, 2011 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

Jesus’ trial before the Annas and the Jewish authorities was an utter sham, since his fate had already been sealed without even questioning him. None of the three religious trials that Jesus faced with the Jews was an impartial attempt to truly determine his guilt or innocence. Instead, their purpose was to put up a veneer of legality on his murder. In this climactic conclusion to his two-year study on the major events in the life of Christ, Pastor Ronald H. Gann examines each day of the Lord’s final week on earth.

07 - (Friday) The Trials & Crucifixion (Part 2)

Selected Scriptures • July 10, 2011 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

Pilate’s question to the Jews, “What accusation do you guys bring against this guy” formally opened our Lord’s fourth trial. It’s clear, when we combining all four gospels, that the Jewish leaders expected Pilate to rubber-stamp their judgment and sentence Jesus to death. Instead, Pilate decided to open his own trial over which he would reluctantly preside. In this climactic conclusion to his two-year study on the major events in the life of Christ, Pastor Ronald H. Gann examines each day of the Lord’s final week on earth.

08 - The Resurrection Of Jesus

Matthew 28:1-10 • July 17, 2011 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

Rejecting the resurrection of Jesus Christ is to reject what man already intrinsically knows: namely, there is a God in heaven who is alive and well and that each one of us has a date with destiny where we’re going to stand before Him. The resurrection speaks to a God who is in the business of making Himself known through the miraculous. But even more than that, the resurrection satisfies that quest for eternity we have in our heart. For those whom God loves with an electing love, He grants this eternal hope—a hope that says, “Do not grow weary or be afraid. Because I live, you’re going to live also.” Among many other great truths, that is the beauty of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. In this climactic conclusion to his two-year study on the major events in the life of Christ, Pastor Ronald H. Gann examines each day of the Lord’s final week on earth.