For as much as Jesus’ public ministry was filled with joy, miracles, and life-transformation, He didn’t want His disciples to misunderstand His real reason for coming.  Three times in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus told His disciples about His upcoming capture, condemnation, crucifixion, and resurrection.  As these three predictions unfolded, what unique details did Jesus reveal?  Why did the disciples struggle to understand?  And what valuable insights can we take away from these declarations of Jesus for our own Christian lives today?  ~Palm Sunday 2018