“Our Warrior Draws Near His Decisive Battlefield” Palm Sunday 2021-03-28 (9:30 AM in the GYM and 9:45 AM Live Stream)

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Title: Our Warrior Draws Near His Decisive Battlefield

Text:  Matthew 21:1-11

Theme: As much as it lies within us, God wants us to follow His standards in dealing with others.

  1. Jesus’ ___________
    1. One may object, He doesn’t look strong to me, riding a borrowed donkey
    2. Prophets Zechariah & Isaiah reveal more of His armament.
  2. Jesus’ ___________
    1. Is demonstrated in prophecy & practice.
    2. He has time for us, compassion, grace & mercy for His serious seekers.
  3. Jesus’ ___________
    1. Jesus’ ride into Israel’s capitol signaled He claimed Israel as His own.
    2. So He’s King, even if you won’t acknowledge Him.


Questions for Further Reflection:

  • Name some ways Jesus’ royal entry to Jerusalem differs from earthly kings’ royal entries. What people groups especially welcomed Him? See Matthew 21:8-16.
  • Was Jesus’ Palm Sunday ride a visit? An invasion? A repossession or reclamation? In what way(s)? How does presenting Christ’s claims in the Gospel resemble His public entry to Jerusalem?
  • Why did many of Israel’s leaders view Him as a threat to be neutralized? What was at stake for them? John 11:45-53.
  • John 11:45-53. Jesus is Lord & Owner of all creatures. He sends His servants out to offer us terms of peace & reconciliation (= the Gospel). Those who believe & obey His call to repent & trust His salvation offer, He pardons & welcomes into His Kingdom. Those who ignore or reject His Gospel call, remain in their sins & rebellion against Him; face His wrath. Which of these are you? What do you think Jesus wants for you?