Youth Service

MESSAGE: PALM SUNDAY JOURNEY

TEXT: MATHEW 21:3-11

 Introduction

This was Jesus’ Palm Sunday Journey. As He enters Jerusalem, Jesus is acclaimed as the Messiah but He enters humbly, riding on a donkey. Jerusalem is the City of a great King (Ps.48:1-2) the center of Israel’s religious life and Messianic expectations. He fulfills Zech 9:9

Let us Learn:-

  1. THE ROAD WAS WELL KNOWN, BUT THIS JOURNEY WAS UNIQUE
  • Jesus had been on this road many times.
  • Jesus offers Himself as King.
  • “Behold Your King is coming to you, lowly and sitting on a donkey” (Matt21:5)
  • We may know our road, but Jesus knows our Journey.
  1. WHY A DONKEY FOR HIS JOURNEY?
  • Riding on a beast of burden, not royal recognition.
  • He came in peace, not war.
  • This was the only time Jesus ever rode, unique recognition.
  • He did it to fulfil prophesy.(Zech 9:9)
  1. WE PLAN OUR JOURNEY,GOD TAKES CARE OF OUR NEEDS
  • Peter and John were send to get the donkey. “The Lord has need” (Matt21:3).God prepares hearts. “A Colt tied on which no one has sat” (Mark 11:2)
  • The owner submitted to the Lord.
  • They brought the colt to Jesus, they threw their garments on it” (Mark11:7)
  1. THERE ARE DIFFERENT RESPONSES TO JESUS ON THE JOURNEY
  • Sacrifice- “They spread their garments on the road” (Matt.21:8)
  • Recognition– “They took branches of palm tree and went out to meet Him” (Jn.12:13)
  • Service– “He sent two of His disciples –go loose him and bring him here”( Luke 19:30).
  • Welcome – “When He came into the city of Jerusalem, the city was moved. “This is Jesus the Prophet of Nazareth” (Matt.21:11)
  • Rejection– “The Pharisee’s-Teacher, rebuke your disciples” Luke 19:39.
  • Blinded– “His disciples did not understand at first”. (John.12:16)
  1. THE JOURNEY WAS OUT OF CHARACTER FOR JESUS.
  • “He withdrew from the crowd, meek and lowly”.
  • Jesus planned the journey to announce Himself.
  • God has a plan for Jesus and for you
  1. THE SUNDAY JOURNEY WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE END
  • It was the beginning of the last week of His earthly ministry.
  • The beginning of the last Passover.
  • The beginning of the last offer of the Kingdom
  1. JESUS KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN ON THE JOURNEY.
  • Stop to weep (Luke 19:41-44)
  • Focus on Jesus because He knows your Journey.
  1. THE FOCUS OF THE JOURNEY WAS JESUS
  • Your Journey is not about you. (Luke.19:37-38)
  • “Blessed is the King who come in the Name of our Lord.”
  • Seek the Lord “Wise men still seek Him”
  • Yield to Him “Jesus Christ has a plan for your life.”
  • Rejoice in Him. –Because of what Jesus did.

CONCLUSION.

¨ Your journey of life is not about you

¨ Do you know and love Jesus Christ.

¨ Today is the day of salvation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rev, Dr. Willy Mutiso is the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Athiriver. He is widely known for his practical and dynamic teaching style which helps people apply the timeless truths of Scripture to their everyday lives.

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