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Matthew 21 - NIV

Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King

1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples,

2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me.

3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”

4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:


“Say to Daughter Zion,
‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”[a]

6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them.

7 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on.

8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

“Hosanna[b] to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[c]
“Hosanna[d] in the highest heaven!”

10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”

11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Jesus at the Temple


a. Matthew 21:5 Zech.?9:9
b. Matthew 21:9 {#dedup}A Hebrew expression meaning “Save!” which became an exclamation of praise; also in verse 15{/dedup}
c. Matthew 21:9 Psalm?118:25,26
d. Matthew 21:9 {#dedup}A Hebrew expression meaning “Save!” which became an exclamation of praise; also in verse 15{/dedup}

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Shared by: James Wallace on Jan, 2017
Summary: For once, Jesus is worshiped appropriately and publicly for who He actually was. Authentic worship results in our obeying Jesus completely, loving others impartially and praising Him wholeheartedly, and when we do, the world asks, Who is This?
Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11
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Shared by: Brian Harvison on Jul, 2016
Summary: The Triumphal Entry, this is my Memorial Day version.
Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 122
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Shared by: John Stackhouse on Mar, 2016
Summary: Sermon for Palm Sunday that includes the Triumphal Entry and the Crucifixion.
Scripture: Matthew 21:6-11
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 233
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Shared by: Davon Huss on Mar, 2016
Summary: Disappointed with Jesus- Who was Jesus for... (Material adapted from Mickey Anders at: http://www.lectionary.org/Sermons/NT/01-Matt/Matt-21.01-11-WhoIsThis-Anders.htm)
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Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Mar, 2016
Summary: We celebrate the Palm Sunday in order to commemorate the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into the streets of Jerusalem with people welcoming Him and waving palm branches proclaiming Him as King.
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Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Mar, 2016
Summary: Jesus was making a public announcement about His identity yet they accused Him of failing to say just who He was.
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Shared by: Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. on Mar, 2016
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Shared by: John Gullick on Mar, 2016
Summary: A sermon that looks at the dramatic change palm Sunday brings as a template for change in our own lives.
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Shared by: Dennis Lee on Mar, 2016
Summary: This is a sermon leading up to Easter. It looks at the road Jesus took to Jerusalem, and that the road is one of humility, fulfillment, obedience, and destiny. It challenges believers to take this same road for their life.
Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 452
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Mar, 2016
Summary: Many will see but few believe who is riding into the city.
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Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Mar, 2016
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Shared by: Joel Mascobetto on Aug, 2015
Summary: Hosanna... ¿Es Jesus mi Rey?
Series: Jesus
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Shared by: Gordon Curley on Apr, 2015
Summary: Jesus enters Jerusalem riding on a donkey - PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 263
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Mar, 2015
Summary: Jesus confronts the world's powers with the truth of God's Kingdom. As at his birth, the results are fear and violence.
Series: Lent
Scripture: Matthew 21:1-13
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 185
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Shared by: Chris Jordan on Mar, 2015
Summary: On this Palm Sunday we are going to look at the triumphal entry of King Jesus into Jerusalem, Jesus’ cleansing of the temple, and Jesus doing wonderful things.
Scripture: Matthew 21:1-16
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 548
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Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Mar, 2015
Summary: Part two of this series focuses on the prophecies pertaining to Jesus last week on earth.
Series: Why Jesus
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Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Mar, 2015
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Shared by: Doug Silvers on Mar, 2015
Summary: In the story of the Palm Sunday, Jesus was unafraid to march into the lion's den and willfully take what the world would give him. Jesus' humility and selfless act is masked on this day. We see Palm fronds and sing "Hallelujahs", but Jesus saw us.
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Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11
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Views: 452
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Shared by: Palitha Jayasooriya on Mar, 2015
Summary: This sermon is best for Palm Sunday.
based on 21 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 3,105
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Shared by: Wayne Lawson on Mar, 2015
Summary: I have often wondered just what Jesus would have seen that day that caused so much righteous anger to rise up within him? Surely these Moneychangers and Shopkeepers were no more frustrating to Jesus than so many of the religious leaders he had encountered throughout His ministry!
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Scripture: Matthew 21:10-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,327
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Shared by: William Akehurst on Apr, 2014
Summary: On Palm Sunday as JESUS rode into Jerusalem, the people of the city looked on and asked, Who Is This? Jesus asked the same question to his disciples, Who do you say that I AM? Its a question we all must answer.
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Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11
Views: 1,319
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Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on Apr, 2014
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Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Apr, 2014
Summary: Jesus, the Passover Lamb, heads into Jerusalem, where He initiates a massive public demonstration as He offers Himself to be King of Israel. This event is the inauguration of the Prince of Peace as King of kings.
Series: Easter
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 78,394
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Shared by: Rick Boyne on Apr, 2014
Summary: We are much too fickle with our commitment to Jesus.
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Shared by: Monty Newton on Apr, 2014
Summary: As followers of Christ we honor him by submitting to his absolute authority and bow before the sovereign rule of the Kinjg of grace.
Series: Lenten Grace
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Shared by: Richard Schwedes on Apr, 2014
Summary: A sermon for Palm Sunday that encourages us to see that Jesus is God's choice...which is far better than the people's choice...
Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 475
Gerald Roberts avatar
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Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Apr, 2014
Summary: The sermon is about celebrating God, celebrating Passover, and taking risks.
Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,265
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Shared by: Billy Ricks on Apr, 2014
Summary: Jesus kingdom message is centered on the cross. It brings change to the lives of the hearts and the lives of people he enters.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,500
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Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Apr, 2014
Summary: A sermon for Palm Sunday
Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,879