Hosanna, Jesus Enters Jerusalem


Journey through the Bible: Hosanna

Scripture Reading: Luke 19:37-40 "When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!" Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, "Teacher, rebuke your disciples!" "I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out."

Introduction: Last time we had the opportunity to serve and see the light of Jesus. Matthew 20:17-34 #1059 Today we look at Jesus entering into Jerusalem and his authority. Matthew 21 #1060

Proposition: We are called to shout out the praises of our Lord and King.

T.S.: We see Jesus entering into Jerusalem on a donkey with praises and authority.

I. We are called to praise the name of the Lord. (HOSANNA!)

-Matthew 21:1-11 #1060

-Jesus gives instructions to get a donkey and colt to ride into Jerusalem.

-Jesus is not a conquering king, but one who is humble.

-We see that we ought to prepare the way for the Lord to be heard.

-We need to shout aloud so all can hear that Jesus is here, Jesus has come!

-Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!

II. We are called to submit to the authority of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

-Matthew 21:12-27 #1060

-Jesus has authority to cleanse his house of the money changers and sellers of sacrifices.

-House of prayer became a den of thieves. Now children sing a new song!

-Jesus has authority over his creation.

-The Fig Tree: Lessons there abound! We must have great faith and be fruitful.

-We need to have faith that moves mountains.

-Jesus has greater authority than the chief priest and a greater wisdom.

Let us shout aloud the praises of our savior Jesus who has all authority and power and place our faith in Him.