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Psalm 48 ESV
A Song. A Psalm of the Sons of Korah. Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised in the city of our God! His holy mountain, beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the great King. Within her citadels God has made himself known as a fortress. For behold, the kings assembled; they came on together. As soon as they saw it, they were astounded; they were in panic; they took to flight. Trembling took hold of them there, anguish as of a woman in labor. By the east wind you shattered the ships of Tarshish. As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God, which God will establish forever. Selah We have thought on your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple. As your name, O God, so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth. Your right hand is filled with righteousness. Let Mount Zion be glad! Let the daughters of Judah rejoice because of your judgments! Walk about Zion, go around her, number her towers, consider well her ramparts, go through her citadels, that you may tell the next generation that this is God, our God forever and ever. He will guide us forever.
Psalm 48
At this time of year we need to celebrate with triumphant joy but also with a sense of wisdom that comes from the study of the word of God.
the nonbiblical and the unbiblical
anything that deviates from the instantaneous new birth and the daily new walk
John 3:3 ESV
Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
John 2:3 ESV
3 When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”
John 3:6 ESV
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Luke 9:23 ESV
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
Lent and Holy Week - You must be born again, you must walk daily, everything Jesus did was holy, everything he did was in obedience to the Word of God and the will of God
How do we approach Easter and the events leading up to Resurrection Sunday?
This week is the fulfillment of all of the OT promises concerning the Messiah and his coming as a sacrificial Redeemer. We see the fulfillment of the Passover, the Day of Atonement, the suffering servant of Isaiah, all of the promises of the Old Testament are fulfilled. This week is more than one day.
The one day is the fulfillment of thousands of years of prophecy and faith and patient hope.
With all that is going on in the world we need to look at the world through the lens of this week. A week where there appeared to be chaos and failure but instead we see God orchestrating the events of the enemy into a glorious time of victory.
The sovereignty of God - is God truly in control?
Theme: The Sovereign Lord Jesus is in control of all creation, all events, all people
Matthew 21:1–9 ESV
1 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” 4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying, 5 “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’ ” 6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. 8 Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”
Matthew 21:

(1) The Lord knows the future because he controls the future (1-3)

Isaiah 48:3–5 ESV
3 “The former things I declared of old; they went out from my mouth, and I announced them; then suddenly I did them, and they came to pass. 4 Because I know that you are obstinate, and your neck is an iron sinew and your forehead brass, 5 I declared them to you from of old, before they came to pass I announced them to you, lest you should say, ‘My idol did them, my carved image and my metal image commanded them.’
Isaiah 48:
Isaiah 48:12–13 ESV
12 “Listen to me, O Jacob, and Israel, whom I called! I am he; I am the first, and I am the last. 13 My hand laid the foundation of the earth, and my right hand spread out the heavens; when I call to them, they stand forth together.
Isaiah 48:

(2) The prophets knew the future because the Lord controls the future (4-5)

Zechariah 9:9 ESV
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.
Isaiah 62:11 ESV
Behold, the Lord has proclaimed to the end of the earth: Say to the daughter of Zion, “Behold, your salvation comes; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him.”

(3) You can trust the future if the Lord controls you (6-11)

What does this passage say about Jesus?
He directs - The authority of Jesus
The deity of Jesus - As Sovereign, He ordains the future
The kingship of Jesus - As Creator, He owns all things
The authority of Jesus - As Lord, He directs
The authority of Jesus
The worship of Jesus - As God, He receives it
What does this passage say about you?
My future
My possessions
My worship
My Savior - which Jesus do I worship?
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