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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

21:1 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying,

“Say to the daughter of Zion,
‘Behold, your king is coming to you,
humble, and mounted on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”

The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” 10 And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?” 11 And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.” (ESV)

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