As his ministry was reaching its end, we learn that Jesus’ teaching widened to included God,
heaven, humanity, and life after death; and that he gradually made his way towards Jerusalem, which he entered to the cheers of the crowd.
As he shared his Last Supper with his disciples, he took a cup of wine, gave thanks to God and said, “This cup that is poured out for you is the New Covenant in my blood” (Luke 22:20)
He was betrayed to the religious leaders who felt threatened by him (they claimed his teaching was blasphemy – false teaching about God)
and subjected him to a trial using false evidence. Stirred up by the religious leaders, the crowd now turned against him; so he was convicted as a common criminal, tortured, and executed by the painful death of being nailed to across for hours (crucified)
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