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,
1 Samuel 6:7 (Amplified Bible)
6:7 Now then, make and prepare a new cart and two milch cows on which no yoke has ever come; and yoke the cows to the cart, but take their calves home, away from them.
CHRIST JESUS came here to seek and save the lost.
Luke 15:4-10 (Amplified Bible)
15:4 What man of you, if he has a hundred sheep and should lose one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness (desert) and go after the one that is lost until he finds it?
15:5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his [own] shoulders, rejoicing.
15:6 And when he gets home, he summons together [his] friends and [his] neighbors, saying to them, Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep which was lost.
15:7 Thus, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one [especially] wicked person who repents (changes his mind, abhorring his errors and misdeeds, and determines to enter upon a better course of life) than over ninety-nine righteous persons who have no need of repentance.
15:8 Or what woman, having ten [silver] drachmas [each one equal to a day’s wages], if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and look carefully and diligently until she finds it?
15:9 And when she has found it, she summons her [women] friends and neighbors, saying, Rejoice with me, for I have found the silver coin which I had lost.