A City Rejoices

Portraits of the Redeemed  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  45:30
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READ Matt 21:1-11.
Jesus redeems the remnant who long for His appearing.

The Triumphal Entry

Preparation for passover
bedichat chamets (cleansing)
preparation of the sacrificial lamb
right on time- arrangement for the donkey
Perspective is 3rd person narrative
What did Jesus see? (5 things)

1. Palm Waving Masses

(7min)(v 1-5)
Those gathered in fulfillment of ancient prophecy
(Dan. 9)
Zechariah 9:9 ESV
9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
prophesied over 500 years before Christ
Psalm 118:26 ESV
26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! We bless you from the house of the Lord.
the stones would cry out

2. Helpless sheep

Jesus looks upon humanity with compassion
Matthew 9:35–36 (ESV)
35 And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.
36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

3. A Fickle Fandom

those who celebrated His arrival would eventually call for His death
Not much different than us when we love God easily in easy times and shake a fist at Him when life is hard
Not a surprise to Jesus
John 2:23–25 “23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in his name when they saw the signs that he was doing. 24 But Jesus on his part did not entrust himself to them, because he knew all people 25 and needed no one to bear witness about man, for he himself knew what was in man.”
Jesus served even Judas

4. The Shadow of the Cross

READ Matt 26:36-46
Jesus knew what was coming, and did it anyway

5. The joy set before Him

Hebrews 12:1–2 ESV
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Jesus knew what would follow, and focused on that.
Philippians 2:4–11 ESV
4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. 5 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
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