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Why Jesus Entered Jerusalem Triumphantly

Why Jesus Entered Jerusalem Triumphantly

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Why Jesus Entered Jerusalem Triumphantly

Mark 11:1-11

11 As they *approached Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, He *sent two of His disciples, and *said to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here. If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ you say, ‘The Lord has need of it’; and immediately he will send it back here.”They went away and found a colt tied at the door, outside in the street; and they *untied it. Some of the bystanders were saying to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” They spoke to them just as Jesus had told them, and they gave them permission. They *brought the colt to Jesus and put their coats on it; and He sat on it. And many spread their coats in the road, and others spread leafy branches which they had cut from the fields. Those who went in front and those who followed were shouting:

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord;
10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David;
Hosanna in the highest!”

11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and came into the temple; and after looking around at everything, He left for Bethany with the twelve, since it was already late.

  1. It was recorded by all 4 Gospels.
    • It was that important.
    • Matt. 21:1-11; Mark 1:1-11; Luke 19:28-40; John 12:12-19
  2. Jesus wasn’t trying to avoid death.
    • Christ was not offering Himself for the last time to Israel as her king.
    • He announced at the outset that everyone should repent.
    • Jesus proved His earthly authority.
    • Jesus proved His eternal authority.
  1. Jesus was unlike any other king in history.
    • Christ delivered himself.
    • Christ silenced His enemies.
    • The people all misunderstood His actions and His intentions.
  1. Christ Himself initiated, planned and executed the Triumphal Entry.
    • He completely fulfilled the Scriptures.
    • He borrowed a colt which had never been ridden by anyone.
    • His plan was accepted by some, opposed by others.
    • Jesus didn’t prepare for a big arrival.