Summary: As many search for the ”One Thing” the meaning and purpose for their lives I want to point us to the “One Man” who can reveal to us what that “One Thing” is for each of us. That One Man is Jesus!
Series: One Thing
I watched years ago the movie “City Slickers” were one old cowboy and a city slicker are discussing what is the main focus of life. In other words “What is the meaning of life?” and the old cowboy hold his ginger up and says, “Life is about one thing and one thing only and everything else means nothing when you discover the one thing!” (paraphrase by me) The city slicker impressed and awed by the old cowboy’s wisdom says “What is the One Thing?” the old cowboy looks at him and says, “That’s what you have to figure out!”
So today and over the next week of Easter I am going to challenge you to discover the true meaning of life – discovering that “One Thing” which puts everything else into perspective in your life. Hold up your finger to express – everyone one of us here needs to figure out that one thing!
As most of you know today is Palm Sunday – a significant day which officially kicks off Passion Week – or Easter Week. This week is the most celebrated Holy Week of the year for millions of Christians across the world. Church attendance usually sky rockets this time of the year and people feel a strong urge or leading to go to church to celebrate this week’s significant meaning. You could boil this week down to the “One Thing” – Which I believe has to do with One Man, One Mission, One Soul, One Cry, and One Day.
Today I want to talk about the “One Man and His One Mission” Tonight we are going to pray for the One Day and One Soul in Hearts Ablaze were we are going to focus on praying for the Holy Spirit to show up at our Good Friday Service and our Easter Service with the intention that souls are going to come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior and each of us need to praying for that One Soul we want to come to Jesus.
T.S. - But today we are looking at: One Man
Sermon: “One Man”
Thesis: As many search for the ”One Thing” the meaning and purpose for their lives I want to point us to the “One Man” who can reveal to us what that “One Thing” is for each of us. That One Man is Jesus!
Scripture Text: Matthew 21:1-11:
The Triumphal Entry
1As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2saying 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. 3If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” 4This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: 5“Say to the Daughter of Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’” 6The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them.
8A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest!” 10When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” 11The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Every time I read this passage and I see the excitement of the people, the vibrant praise offerings given to Jesus. The honor shown Jesus with the Palm branches and coats being laid before Him the celebration and the praise from the crowd crying, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest!” and I also read how 10When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred… I immediately ask myself the question, “Where did all these people go by Friday?”
What happened to the enthusiastic crowd?
Jesus triumphant entry into the city was a fulfillment of numerous prophetic verses. Jesus actually fulfilled over 300 prophetic verses of the expected One - The Messiah’s - His life, His ministry, His mission, His death and His resurrection all confirm He is the One.
I. One Man fulfilled all of the Prophetic Scriptures of the One and only Messiah– His name Jesus.
a. Jesus is the one and the only man to fulfill these prophetic verses from the Bible. The chance of this happening? We could say 1 in 100 trillion?