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.