I am happy to announce that the FREE sermon notes are now available from the sermon entitled THE KING IS COMING TO YOU, that I preached last Sunday (Palm Sunday). Click HERE to view, save or print the PDF version or you can read it below.
EASTER SEASON THEME AT 2ND CHANCE MINISTRIES: He Chose the Nails
SUB-TOPIC: The King is Coming to You
SCRIPTURE: Matthew 21:1-11 KJV
1 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, 2 Saying 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. 3 And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. 4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, 5 Tell 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. 6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, 7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. 8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. 9 And 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. 10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? 11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.
To remind the listeners that Jesus is coming their way. When the King comes, many things can happen. However, we must be willing to praise the King and recognize him for who he is.
- Jesus realized that his time on earth was coming to an end; and he had a few things remaining on his “to do” list to accomplish first.
- The village of Bethphage is remembered as the starting point of Jesus’ triumphal entry. One day, Jesus and his disciples came to Bethphage, which was on the road over to the Mount of Olives, then onto Jerusalem.
- Take the name of Jesus with you wherever you go. Are you applying for a job or a loan? Are you going to the doctor? Take the name of Jesus with you! The two (2) disciples took the name of Jesus with them as they went to get the donkey.
- On this day called Palm Sunday, prophecy was fulfilled. The prophet Zechariah had recorded this event some 400 years earlier. In Zechariah 9:9, he said, “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.” Whatever the Lord has promised you will come to pass. It might take days, weeks, months, years, 400 years! But, it will come to pass.
- When the King rode a donkey, he was seeking peace. He came in humbleness. Jesus knew what he was doing because he was doing it with purpose.
- A very good thing was happening and the people began to praise. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity. There was a lot of excitement. They began to rejoice with a loud voice. They hailed Jesus as King!
- Hosanna means, save now, we beseech thee. Hosanna is a word used in some songs of praise.
- When you are in the presence of the King, you better know how to act.
- We have a purpose to fulfill, whether people like you or not, praise you or not. Notice that Jesus was not bothered or deterred by his circumstances or the praises of the people.
- Wave your palm branches. Praise the King for your breakthrough.
The video from this preaching is available on my website (ministries>>ve-video) and on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMakdwEHbok&feature=youtu.be
ADDITIONAL SCRIPTURE REFERENCES:
- Mark 11:1-11
- Luke 19:28-44
- John 12:12-19
- Zechariah 9:9
- Judges 5:10
- 1 Kings 1:33
- 2 Kings 9:13
- Psalm 118:25-26
- Psalm 150
Presented at 2nd Chance Ministries BVI, Palm Sunday Service, Sunday 9th April, 2017
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Pastor Ve-Anna Thomas, I love the King