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Podcast Sermon : Palm Sunday: Your King Is Coming!

SICC, 1 April 2012; Rev David Rathgen

Matthew 21:1-17 The Royal Procession

  1. Preface – to the anonymous saints of God, called according to his Purpose. Ephesians 1:11-12. Ephesians 2:10

Unknown here; but known and named by God in ‘the Lamb’s Book of Life.’

With a task to do.

  1. Precedence – Matthew 21:14 – the Old Testament Prophecies are kept!

See Zechariah 9:9; Isaiah 62:11; 1 Kings 1:32-40.

The rulers and priests knew what was happening.

  1. Preparations – everything is done deliberately and with purpose (not by chance).

Matthew 21:2, + 6-11. Ephesians 1:9-12 – ‘live to the praise of his glory’.

No longer in silence but with public acclaim.

  1. Personality of the King – years of ministry culminate in this Procession:

He wept; Luke 19:41 in contrast with 2 Samuel 15:30; and Matthew 23:37.

He healed inside the Temple! Matthew 21:14

He was familiar with our trials: Isaiah 53:3-7; Hebrews 4:15-16

He gave up his life (John 19:30); it was not taken away from him.

  1. The Postlude – the Day of Judgment is here!

The leaders and elders knew who he was!

Where did he spend the night? (Matt 21:17)

Where is he now? Matthew 18:20

Three parables follow: Matt 21:28ff; Matt 21:33ff; Matt 22:1ff

  1. Now – Choose

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