Jesus is coming to the final week of his life and his urgency has increased his patience with the leaders and chief priests is lessened.
Did Jesus claim to be King?
Well it is obvious that is what he was declaring by arriving in town on a donkey and allowing people worship him as such!
Jesus also declares the unrighteous rule of the chief priests over by telling the story of the ungrateful tenant farmers and turning over the tables in Jerusalem. It almost seems like he was picking a fight with the leaders! In fact he was he knew his time was coming and fast.
"The new kingdom is here," That is the Good news! ...is it ? Really ? Do we really believe that? If we do how can we go on living like the new kingdom is in some disembodied existence after we die?