Approach: Reading a few messianic prophecies that Jesus refers to in the last week of His life and gaining a sense of what He intended by claiming His kingly status as the Son of God.

Hermeneutic objective: Practice careful observation of the timing and sequence of Jesus' use of messianic prophecies with His crucifixion and death.

Theological objective: In keeping with God's plan of the manner and timing of the crucifixion, Jesus provides the decisive evidence Jewish religious authorities require and elicits their greatest anger. Here one can see how Messianic prophecies can play a role in ushering God's unfolding plan of salvation, because Jesus' conviction seals His fate to die by crucifixion on a certain day at a certain time.