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11318009_We Shall Behold Him

Christmas Musicals for Church

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21 In the days preceding His death and resurrection, Jesus went from town to town—teaching, healing, and performing miracles. As He prepared to journey to Jerusalem, He sent two of His disciples ahead and told them, '"Go into the village ahead of you. As soon as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it'" (Mark 11:2, CSB). "They brought the colt to Jesus and threw their clothes on it, and he sat on it. Many people spread their clothes on the road, and others spread leafy branches cut from the fields. Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted: 'Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!'" (Mark 11:7-9, CSB). The shouts of hosanna faded quickly into cries of mockery and scorn. The chief priests, scribes, and elders had become threatened by Jesus' authority and were outraged by His claim to be the Messiah. They placed Him on trial for blasphemy and left His sentencing in the hands of a jeering mob of onlookers. Misunderstood, rejected, and despised, Jesus humbly accepted the wrongful sentence of crucifixion and laid down His life as propitiation for the sins of all mankind. Selflessly, Christ embraced cruel punishment and shed drops of atoning blood for you and for me. His final mortal breath brought complete (music begins) forgiveness and redemption. Because of the cross of Calvary, death was defeated and victory was ours—once and for all eternity. N A R R AT I O N 1 28

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