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The Triumphal Entry (Matthew 21:1-11)

Bennie Byler, April 13, 2014
Part of the Sermon series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

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Today is Palm Sunday and also the first day of Passion Week. What do you think of when you think of Easter? What is your response when you think of Communion? Sometimes we think about how nice it would have been to live in Jesus’ day. Amazingly, we have the complete Gospel available to us today! God’s Word is still the same as it was when it was written.

Matthew 21:1-11. Notice these two disciples went to fetch the donkey by faith. They showed no signs of doubt, but rather were obedient.

The multitudes sang praises to Jesus. We have also been called from the old life to living the new life in Christ Jesus! Do you want to come over for a hymn sing? The fruits of a Christian are beautiful.

Brother Bennie told us that his "Internet", when he was young, was the Sear and Roebuck catalog. You could order a donkey from them, and it would arrive in a box from California! Do you ever look like a donkey? Pick up your ears; God is in control!

John 12:1-8. Mary took her glory and wiped Jesus’ feet. Are we willing to be lowly servants like Mary?

Philippians 2:5-13. The same Jesus that rode the donkey into Jerusalem was obedient to death on the cross and rose again on the third day!

Thank you, Jesus, for taking away my sins and the sins of the whole world!

Let’s remember to keep Jesus as the center of our daily lives, and don’t forget to be like the donkey—willing to do the lowly jobs.

Matthew 21:1-11

1And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, 2Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. 3And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. 4All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, 5Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. 6And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, 7And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. 8And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. 9And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. 10And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? 11And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. (KJV)

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