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The crowd’s actions give rise to the name “Palm Sunday”
Matthew 21:8 Most of the crowd spread their garments on the road ahead of him, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
The crowd did not understand …
Luke 19:11–12 The crowd was listening to everything Jesus said. And because he was nearing Jerusalem, he told them a story to correct the impression that the Kingdom of God would begin right away. He said, “A nobleman was called away to a distant empire to be crowned king and then return.
Jesus had come to save the lost!
Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.
The events of Palm Sunday:
The Lord sent two disciples ahead into the village
Luke 19:30–31 “Go into that village over there,” he told them. “As you enter it, you will see a young donkey tied there that no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks, ‘Why are you untying that colt?’ just say, ‘The Lord needs it.’”
The people honored Jesus verbally
Matthew 21:9 Jesus was in the center of the procession, and the people all around him were shouting, “Praise God for the Son of David! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Praise God in highest heaven!”
In their praise of Jesus, Jewish crowds quote Scripture
Psalm 118:25–26 Please, Lord, please save us. Please, Lord, please give us success. Bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord. We bless you from the house of the Lord.
Teacher, rebuke your disciples!
Luke 19:39 But some of the Pharisees among the crowd said, “Teacher, rebuke your followers for saying things like that!” He replied, “If they kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers!”
Triumphal Entry = Fulfilled Prophecy
Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey – riding on a donkey’s colt.
“The crowds looked for a Messiah who would rescue them politically and free them nationally, but Jesus had come to save them spiritually.” Habermas
It is a tragic thing to see the Savior, but not recognize Him for who He is
Matthew 27:22–23 Pilate responded, “Then what should I do with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” They shouted back, “Crucify him!” “Why?” Pilate demanded. “What crime has he committed?” But the mob roared even louder, “Crucify him!” Luke 19:41-44
Will you believe and receive?
John 1:12 But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become the children of God.
Heavenly “Palm Sunday”
Revelation 7:9,10 After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. They were clothed in white robes and held palm branches in their hands. And they were shouting with a great roar, “Salvation comes from our God who sits on the throne and from the Lamb!”
My Decision Today: ________________________________