by Ross Ward

Text: Mark 11:1-11

  1. The king of the Jews enters Jerusalem
    1. Mark 11:7-11 – on a colt donkey
    2. Zechariah 9:9-10 – fulfilling prophecy
  2. Significance of Donkey
    1. Horse symbol of war
      1. Size
      2. Strength
      3. Speed
      4. Chariots – Zechariah 9:10
    2. Donkey symbol of peace
      1. Jesus was not a conquering King taking his kingdom by force
      2. Zechariah 9:10 – Jesus was a King seeking peace
  3. Jesus is King
    1. Mark 11:9 – save us!
    2. Mark 11:9 – with the authority of God
    3. Mark 11:10 – heir of David
    4. Mark 11:10 – God of Heaven save us!
  4. Not of this world
    1. John 18:33-40 – to Pilate
  5. Not to judge
    1. John 3:16-17 – not to judge but save
    2. Luke 19:10 – seek and save the lost
  6. Humble servant King
    1. Meek and humble
      1. Matthew 11:28-30 – Jesus was meek and lowly in heart
      2. John 13:1-20 – washing disciples' feet
      3. I Peter 2:21-25 – evidenced by his suffering
  7. Jesus our King
    1. Not of this world
      1. Kingdom citizens – Luke 13:22-19:28
        1. Luke 14:1-6 – heals the man with dropsy
        2. Luke 14:7-14 – humility when going to a wedding
        3. Luke 14:15-24 – the parable of the great supper, poor, maimed…
        4. Luke 14:25-35 – loyalty to Jesus over family
        5. Luke 15 – the parable of the lost sheep, coin, son
        6. Luke 16:16-31 – the parable of the rich man and Lazarus
        7. Luke 17:3-4 – forgiving a brother
        8. Luke 17:12-19 – heals 10 lepers, Samaritan returns
        9. Luke 18:1-8 – widow is heard
        10. Luke 18:9-14 – prayer of a tax collector
        11. Luke 18:15-17 – accepts children
        12. Luke 18:35-43 – heals blind men
        13. Luke 19:1-10 – eats with Zacchaeus, a tax collector
  8. Not of this world
    1. Rejected citizens
      1. Luke 14:15-24 – the parable of the great supper, those first invited
      2. Luke 16:1-13 – “children of light”
      3. Luke 16:14-15 – those who are esteemed among men
      4. Luke 16:16-31 – the parable of the rich man and Lazarus
      5. Luke 17:5-10 – those who boast of works
      6. Luke 18:9-14 – self-righteous prayer of the Pharisee
      7. Luke 18:18-30 – the rich young ruler
  9. God in heaven saves us!
    1. God has responded
    2. Salvation has been offered to men
      1. Luke 24:46-49; Acts 2
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