6-Week Series: Against All Odds


Summary: On Palm Sunday as JESUS rode into Jerusalem, the people of the city looked on and asked, Who Is This? Jesus asked the same question to his disciples, Who do you say that I AM? Its a question we all must answer.

Palm Sunday 2014

By William Akehurst, HSWC

Credit to www.whoisjesus.com as a resource for this message.

A friend of mine said just 3 words to me this week that made me ponder and know my topic for the sermon today...those words...

Who is this?

Key verse:

Matthew 21:10. And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?

But then I thought that the real question is what Jesus asked his disciples...

Matthew 16:15-16

15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

So, Who do YOU say JESUS is?

Matthew 21:1-11

Chapter 21

1 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, 2 Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her:loose them, and bring them unto me. 3 And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. 4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, 5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. 6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, 7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. 8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. 9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David:Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. 10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? 11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

John 12:12-13

On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna:Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Matthew 16:13-20

When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist:some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.

15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.

17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona:for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven:and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven:and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.

Mark 8:27-29

27 And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi:and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am?

28 And they answered, John the Baptist:but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets. 29 And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.

Mark 1:1

1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

Christ. the Messiah: according to the Bible, a savior who will come to deliver God's chosen people (Webster) God' chosen people = the Jews

Greek Christos. anointed

Hebrew Mashiach. Messiah

OT meaning of Messiah: a savior who will come (yet to come) to deliver God's chosen people

Jesus anointed

Jesus messiah

Who is Jesus to you?

So, I decided to find the prophetic word from Old Testament to show the correlation to Jesus in the New Testament. So I went online and typed in the words, "who is Jesus" and the first thing the popped up, brought just what I was looking for. www.whoisjesus.com

I used this as a resource in my message on Palm Sunday, and will share it with you today. As we go through these scriptures today, we will look at where we are as a church body, and the path and studies we have taken through the Bible over the past year.

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