Summary: Fifth in a series leading up to Easter about why Jesus came.

Sermon Notes

Series: Why Did Jesus Come?

Sermon: #5-Jesus Came to Reign

Scripture: Luke 19: 28-40

1. In the Triumphal Entry, Jesus Declares H______________ that He Is King, v. 28-31

Jesus has great authority...over every part of who we are. … He reigns over all things.

The people expected that the M____________ would indeed be king!

Jesus was not declaring that His kingdom would be one of brutality toward others, humiliation of others, or P___________ for oneself.

H_____________ was a part of Jesus’ entire life. (Philippians 2: 5-8)

Jesus is declaring to be King... with humility, always being the E____________ for those who follow Him.

2. As King, Jesus Deserves our O_____________, v. 32-35

These two disciples went where Jesus told them to G___, and did what Jesus told them to D____.

Jesus said it simply, "If you love me, you will O_________ what I command" (John 14: 15).

Jesus has been given all authority in heaven and on E____________.

3. As King, Jesus Deserves our P_____________, v. 36-40

“spread their cloaks,” — It’s a way of showing H___________ to that person.

“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord”

"... rebuke your disciples!" - literally carries the idea of taxing citizens, and it’s meant to be like a penalty, or a fine, so that you will S_________ doing a certain behavior.

If the disciples stopped, Jesus says that S__________ would suddenly begin to sing and shout praises to Him.

Is humility part of your life today?

Are you struggling with obedience in some area of life?

Do you open up your heart and worship Jesus for Who He is?

Series: Why Did Jesus Come?

Sermon: #5: To Rule As King

Scripture: Luke 19: 28-40

1. In the Triumphal Entry, Jesus Declares Humbly that He Is King, v. 28-31

28After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, 30"Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31If anyone asks you, ’Why are you untying it?’ tell him, ’The Lord needs it.’ "

It was the custom of Roman generals to hold a Triumph, or March of Victory, when they returned to Rome after defeating a country. They would ride in on white horses. Chariots or elephants would carry the treasures they brought back. Toward the end of the parade, the important prisoners of war would come. The commanders were made sort of like "king for a day." They were treated like royalty on that day.

So, as Jesus sets this in motion, He is declaring both victory and royalty.

On Wednesday nights for the past few months, we have been going through the book of Mark--reading one verse at a time, or a few verses-- then, I ask a bunch of questions to help get people talking about what the verses mean, and what they say to us, and how we are to live them out. We are actually only up to chapter 3, but we’ve already seen that Mark shares events that happened to Jesus, and words Jesus said (parables and teachings). And even that early in the gospel, Mark reminds us that Jesus has great authority. He teaches with authority. He has authority over diseases, as we see Him heal many people. He has authority over demons, as He casts them out of people. And we’ll see a little later that He has authority over nature, as He calms a storm, and even over death as He gives life back to a girl who had passed away. And spiritually, Jesus declared that He had the authority to forgive sins on the earth.

That pretty much hits every aspect of life, doesn’t it? Jesus has authority over every part of who we are. He is victorious over everything that we could possibly face. He rules--He reigns over all things.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise to us. When the angel, Gabriel, came to Mary, he said to her, "You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus; He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end." (Luke 1: 31-33) To Joseph, the angel that came to him in a dream, said, "…you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." And just one of the many Old Testament prophecies about Jesus is found in Micah 5:2, "But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah, for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel."

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