You are my King and my God, . . .
Palm Sunday is the day the Christian Church has historically celebrated the Triumphal Entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem.
Palm Branches Provide an Ancient Parallel to Our Modern Red Carpet: Mark 11:4-8
They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it, 5some people standing there asked, What are you doing, untying that colt? 6They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go. 7When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. 8Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields.
1. A call for heart surrender . Romans 14:7
For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone.
2. A plea for yielded lives . 1 Thessalonians 2:12
encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.
3. An open confession of faith . Acts 4:13
When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
Donkeys Were Considered Animals of Peace While Horses Were Thought to Be Animals of War:
Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
1. Jesus entered with humility . John 12:14-15
Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it, as it is written, 15Do not be afraid, O Daughter of Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.
2. Jesus will return on a white horse . Revelation 19:11
I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war.
The Cry of the Crowd Was a Call to Victory: Mark 11:9-10
1. A cry of desperation . Mark 11:9a
Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, Hosanna!
2. A shout of praise . Mark 11:9b
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
3. A moment of triumph . Mark 11:10
Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highes!
Hosanna in the highest! That ancient song we sing,
For Christ is our Redeemer, The Lord of heav’n, our King.
O may we ever praise Him With heart and life and voice,
And in His blissful presence Eternally rejoice!