Scripture Text: Luke 19:28-44
Pastor Dann preaches a Palm Sunday message depicting the beginning of the last week of the life of Jesus and His ministry on earth. On that day, Jesus proclaimed that He was the Messiah the people had waited for, but He also revealed the true nature of His work and the way it was supposed to be received. It was meant to prepare them for what would come a week later and how it would bring about the true kingdom of God. That day opened the door to understanding the mystery of salvation, of victory and peace- both to those present and to us today.
I. A Promise:
Various scripture references: Duet. 18:15, 2Sam. 7:12-14a, Ps. 2:7-9, Ps. 110:1, Is.9:6, Dan. 2:44
II. The Parade:
III. The Proclamation:
Luke 19: 41-44
Conclusion:Palm Sunday reminds us that when God comes to us, He may not seem to be what you want, but He will certainly be what you need. If you come to Christ expecting Him to give you a life without struggles and dangers and failures, and to let you have the life you think you want, you will be greatly disappointed. He will not keep you from a fallen world full of liars and cheaters and selfishness. He will not guarantee you will never face times when your whole world will be shaken. What He will give you is what He promised to His followers in John 14, “Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful.” If we trust Him, He will make us ” more than conquerors through Him who loves us, and nothing can separate us from that love!” This is what He offered those seekers on that Palm Sunday 2,000 years ago- and this is what He offers us today!