Summary: To show the importance of obeying the instructions of the LORD.
Do you follow the LORD's instructions?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show the importance of obeying the instructions of the LORD.
Mark 11:2 (Amplified Bible)
And instructed them, Go into the village in front of you, and as soon as you enter it, you will find a colt tied, which has never been ridden by anyone; unfasten it and bring it [here].
Even a rude, foolish fellow can be ruled over by the LORD by loosing him to serve the LORD.
The LORD's instruction
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. Go into the village
"And instructed them, Go into the village in front of you, and as soon as you enter it,"
Matthew 21:2 (Amplified Bible)
21:2 Saying to them, Go into the village that is opposite you, and at once you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie [them] and bring [them] to Me.
Luke 19:30 (Amplified Bible)
19:30 Telling [them], Go into the village yonder; there, as you go in, you will find a donkey’s colt tied, on which no man has ever yet sat. Loose it and bring [it here].
JESUS is the One giving the instruction so have to obey because it has blessings that follows it.
B. You will find a colt tied
"you will find a colt tied, which has never been ridden by anyone;"
A colt tied.
A colt looked contemptible, made no figure. It's a colt that no man has never sat before, it's rough, untrimmed, rude, ungovernable, would disturb and disgrace the solemnity.
Genesis 1:28 (Amplified Bible)
1:28 And God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it [using all its vast resources in the service of God and man]; and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and over every living creature that moves upon the earth.
Colt represents a young foolish fellow; a person without experience or stability.
Job 11:12 (Amplified Bible)
11:12 But a stupid man will get wisdom [only] when a wild donkey’s colt is born a man [as when he thinks himself free because he is lifted up in pride].
Never been ridden by anyone:
When an animal is used for sacred purpose, it should never been used before by anyone else.
Numbers 19:2 (Amplified Bible)
19:2 This is the ritual of the law which the Lord has commanded: Tell the Israelites to bring you a red heifer without spot, in which is no blemish, upon which a yoke has never come.
Deuteronomy 21:3 (Amplified Bible)
21:3 And the city which is nearest to the slain man, the elders of that city shall take a heifer which has never been worked, never pulled in the yoke,