The Triumphal Entry
Palm Sunday, March 16, 2008 Matthew 21:1-11
A Story – Familiar, Strange
Some Questions – Jesus’ Agenda and Ours
A Royal Procession
Every Detail of this Story has Royal Overtones
Clothes (2 Kings 9:13)
Branches (2 Macc 10:7)
A Counter Procession
Jesus Procession More Like a Parody than a Military Threat
Extra Roman Presence at Festivals
Crowds of Commoners
A Deliberate Showdown
Jesus Must have Known the Outcome
Tension During Ministry of Jesus
Who is This?
What Kind of King? – Jesus and People’s Expectations ...
What Kind of Power? – What Wins in the End ...
What Kingdom has your Allegiance? – Need for Retraining ...