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Blessed Is He Who Comes in the Name of the Lord!

Palm Sunday

Pastor E. Keith Hassell


Matthew 21:1-11 The Triumphal Entry

I.              Jesus was ushered in as a Delivering King

A.               Hosanna means, “Save Now!”

B.                The people were welcoming Jesus as the Son of David, King of Israel.

C.               The people were declaring their willingness to have Him rule and reign in their lives

II.           Jesus Fulfilled Prophecy

A.               Zechariah 9:9 (NKJV) “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, lowly and riding on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

B.                Psalm 118:22-29 (NKJV) The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. 23 This was the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. 24 This is the day the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. 25 Save now, I pray, O Lord; O Lord, I pray, send now prosperity. 26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! We have blessed you from the house of the Lord. 27 God is the Lord, and He has given us light; Bind the sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar. 28 You are my God, and I will praise You; You are my God, I will exalt You. Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.”

III.        Jesus came to Jerusalem to order and establish His Kingdom with judgment and justice (Isaiah 9:6-7)

A.               Jesus judges and orders His house (Matthew 21:12-16)

1.          Presence (v. 12)

2.          Purity (v. 12)

3.          Prayer (v. 13)

4.          Power (v. 14)

5.          Praise (vs. 15-16)

B.                Jesus judges Israel’s unfruitfulness (Matthew 21:18-22: Cursing fig tree)

C.               Jesus judges Israel’s excuses

1.          Parable of the Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1-14)

D.               Jesus judges giving (Luke 21:1-9: Widow’s mites)

E.                Jesus judges religious hypocrisy (Matthew 23)

F.                Jesus institutes the New Covenant and its administration

G.               Establishment of Kingdom order met with hostility as it is even today

IV.       Jesus proclaims future judgments

A.               Judgment of the Nation of Israel

1.          Parable of the Wicked Vinedressers (Matthew 21:33-46)

2.          Parable of the Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1-14)

B.                Judgment of Jerusalem (Matthew 23:37-39)

C.               Judgment of the Temple (Matthew 24:1-2)

D.               Judgment of His servants

1.          Parable of the Faithful Servant and Evil Servant (Matthew 24:43-51; 25:14-30)

2.          Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30)

E.                Judgment of the Nations (Matthew 25:31-46)

V.          Jesus proclaims signs of the times

A.               Characteristics of the last days (Matthew 24:3-14)

B.                Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:15-28)

C.               Coming of the Son of Man (Matthew 24:29-31)

D.               Restoration of Israel (Matthew 24:32-35)

E.                Israel receiving Jesus as their Messiah (Matthew 23:39)

VI.       Jesus proclaims responsibilities in the last days

A.               Be Watchful (Matthew 24:36-42; Luke 21:34-38)

B.                Stay faithful in duty (Matthew 24:42-51)

C.               Be filled with oil (Matthew 25:1-13)

D.               Love one another (John 13:31-35)

E.                Be a servant (Luke 22:24-30; John 13:1-17)

F.                Be a good steward (Matthew 25:14-30)

VII.    Jesus is our Passover Lamb

1 Corinthians 5:7 (NKJV) Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.”

A.               Jesus entered Jerusalem on the 10th of Nissan (when Passover lambs were to be set apart to be evaluated for approval)

B.                Jesus was evaluated as our Passover Lamb

1.          Jesus questioned by the chief priests and elders of the city regarding His authority (Matthew 21:23-27)

2.          Jesus questioned by the Pharisees and Herodians regarding paying taxes (Matthew 22:15-21)

3.          Jesus questioned by the Sadducees regarding the resurrection (Matthew 22:23-33)

4.          Jesus questioned by the Scribes regarding the greatest commandment (Matthew 22:34-40)

C.               Jesus was anointed for burial (Matthew 26:6-13)

D.               Jesus was betrayed by Judas (Matthew 26:14-16, 4-56)

E.                Jesus instituted the New Covenant (Matthew 26:17-30)

F.                Jesus was denied by His disciples (Matthew 26:69-75)

G.               Jesus was tried against the law

1.          Jesus tried by the Jewish Sanhedrin (Matthew 26:5-68)

2.          Jesus tried by King Herod (Luke 23:6-12)

3.          Jesus tried by the Roman Governor Pilate who declared, “I find no fault in Him!” and sent Him away to be crucified

H.               Jesus became our Substitute (Luke 23:13-25)

I.                   Jesus died so that God’s judgment would “pass over” all who believe and obey God’s instruction for salvation

VIII. Jesus will come to those who say, “Hosanna! (Save Now!) Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!”

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