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Summary: A message for Palm Sunday

The King Is Coming

Luke 19:11-14

This is Palm Sunday

The triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem

Zechariah 9:9—“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!

Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem!

Behold, your king is coming to you;

He is just and endowed with salvation,

Humble, and mounted on a donkey,

Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

This parable given to prepare His disciples for Palm Sunday and for the week ahead

This is a parable about a nobleman who became a king

This is a parable about a king who was rejected

This is a parable about a king who rewarded his servants

Read Verses

1) The Receiving of a Kingdom-vs. 12

a) There is a neglected part of the message

b) Christ came into this world

c) The king was born in the city of Bethlehem

d) Mary was given a word about this coming King

e) Luke 1:32—“He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David”

f) Even the wise men came seeking the king

g) Matthew 2:1-12—“Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. They said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for this is what has been written by the prophet: ‘AND YOU, BETHLEHEM, LAND OF JUDAH, ARE BY NO MEANS LEAST AMONG THE LEADERS OF JUDAH; FOR OUT OF YOU SHALL COME FORTH A RULER WHO WILL SHEPHERD MY PEOPLE ISRAEL.’ ” Then Herod secretly called the magi and determined from them the exact time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the Child; and when you have found Him, report to me, so that I too may come and worship Him.” After hearing the king, they went their way; and the star, which they had seen in the east, went on before them until it came and stood over the place where the Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. Then, opening their treasures, they presented to Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned by God in a dream not to return to Herod, the magi left for their own country by another way.”

h) Palm Sunday brought the presentation of the King

i) It was customary for a triumphant king to ride into the city on a donkey

j) At first came reception, praise, honor

k) They shouted Hosanna

l) Hosanna means “Save, we pray”

m) It was recited once a day for six days during the feast of the tabernacles and then seven times on the seventh day as they waved branches

n) Psalm 118:25-26—“O Lord, do save, we beseech you; O Lord, we beseech you, do send prosperity. Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord, we have blessed you from the house of the Lord”

o) They laid the palm branches before the king in John 12

p) But those shouts of joy and praise quickly turned

q) They changed to betrayal, beating, crucifixion

r) The king that entered the city quickly became the crucified king

s) But will soon become the resurrected king

t) The disciples wanted Christ kingdom to come when they went into Jerusalem

u) In their minds they were expected Jesus was going to usher in the Kingdom of God, and in their minds the climax of human history and the beginning of God’s reign upon earth was at hand

v) And Jesus had to correct their misconception and teach them the truth about the Kingdom of God

w) In this parable, Jesus is the nobleman, the citizens are the unbelievers of the world and the servants are the professing believers of the Lord

2) The Return of the King-vs. 12

a) The king was to go away and return

b) Jesus telling His disciples that the Kingdom of God is not yet here

c) That He is to return

d) That He will be gone for a long time but will return

e) John 14:2-3—“In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also”

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