The King's Triumphal Entry
Topic: AM Service Passage: Matthew 21:1–21:11
This Sunday is often referred to as “Palm Sunday.” It has that name to remind us of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem on the Sunday before His crucifixion when some in the city cut branches from trees and spread them on the road (Mt 21:8; John 12:13). Everything that occurred in this incident was according to the plan and authority of our Lord Jesus. In that way, it is also a reminder of how our great King holds all of creation in His hand. This is a comfort to us when times are frightening; we can look to Jesus for the hope and reassurance we need. Jesus planned that this event would be a declaration of His kingship, and we see the response of those in the city was varied. There was confusion, celebration, and questioning why it was happening. But for us, as we look back thousands of years upon the last week of our Lord’s ministry before His death, what we see is “The King’s Triumphal Entry” (Matthew 21:1-11).
I. The Pronouncement of the King (21:1-7)
II. The Response to the King (21:8-11)