The number 40 is a big deal in the Bible. The people of Israel wandered in the wilderness for 40 years before they could enter the promised land. The prophet Jonah warned the city of Nineveh for 40 days. Jesus also fasted for 40 days before he began his public ministry. The number 40 in the biblical story is associated with warning, waiting, preparing and reflecting. Historically the church has celebrated the Lent season, which is 40 days of preparation before the Easter Celebration. At Crossway Church we are going to walk together through the last days of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew, unpacking truth and power for our lives today. Through this 40 day journey we will be preparing for the tipping point of all time and eternity, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.