Summary: To show that GOD's Presence is among us, He is our Emmanuel.
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II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that GOD's Presence is among us, He is our Emmanuel.
Mark 11:9 (Amplified Bible)
11:9 And those who went before and those who followed cried out [ith a cry of happiness], Hosanna! [Be graciously inclined and propitious to Him!] Praised and blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord!
GOD's Presence is always with us, within us, at our center.
Study of Mark 11
A. Author: Mark, son of Mary of Jerusalem; referred to as John Mark
B. Date written: 58 B.C.
C. Purpose: To present JESUS of Nazareth as GOD's Suffering Servant, the Redeemer of the world
D. To whom written: Roman or Gentile Christians
E. Main Theme: CHRIST is the tireless servant of GOD and humanity.
F. Key word: Immediately
G. Key verse: Mark 10:45
Mark 10:45 (Amplified Bible)
10:45 For even the Son of Man came not to have service rendered to Him, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for (instead of) many.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Those who went before
"And those who went before"
In the Old Testament, before and after, GOD's Presence is guarded.
Joshua 6:13 (Amplified Bible)
6:13 And the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark of the Lord passed on, blowing the trumpets continually; and the armed men went before them and the rear guard came after the ark of the Lord, the priests blowing the trumpets as they went.
But in the New Testament, GOD's Presence is praised and worshipped and GOD's Presence is at the Center. JESUS is Manifested GOD's Presence.
Colossians 2:9 (Amplified Bible)
2:9 For in Him the whole fullness of Deity (the Godhead) continues to dwell in bodily form [giving complete expression of the divine nature].
Exodus 25:22 (Amplified Bible)
25:22 There I will meet with you and, from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim that are upon the ark of the Testimony, I will speak intimately with you of all which I will give you in commandment to the Israelites.
B. Those who followed after
"and those who followed cried out [ith a cry of happiness],"
GOD's Presence is always at the center of the universe.
C. Cried out: "Hosanna!"
"Hosanna! [Be graciously inclined and propitious to Him!] Praised and blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord!"
Hosanna means (from the origin Hebrew word) "be open, wide, or free", "to be safe", "bring salvation", "get victory".
In the Old Testament, the word is used to save, help or bring salvation, but in the New Testament, it's only attributed or greeted to One Person, that is, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Since all scriptures are inspired by the HOLY SPIRIT. The HOLY SPIRIT is telling us that Only One Person - the GOD-MAN, the LORD JESUS CHRIST can fully save, bring salvation and get victory for us to enjoy the benefits.
Psalms 106:47 (Amplified Bible)
106:47 Deliver us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to Your holy name and glory in praising You.
Psalms 107:13 (Amplified Bible)