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Give Up Your False Kings (5 of 5)
Series: Give it Up
Good morning. We’ve been taking this period of Lent to focus on the last week of Jesus’ life, leading up to the cross. And really, a lot of those key events took place at the very end of that week, right? Thursday night at the Last Supper, and then early on the morning of Good Friday. But here we are on Palm Sunday, which commemorates what happened at the very beginning of that week. So today we’re going to sort of rewind from where we’ve been focusing, and we’re going to talk about how this week started off, when Jesus came riding into Jerusalem.
So - I know the bulletin has a reference from John; but just like last week, I’m going to ignore that. I’m going to be using Luke’s version of this event. So Luke chapter 19, verse 28 through 42. Luke 19, verses 28 through 42. Here’s what happened…
28 After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, 30 “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it.’”
32 Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. 33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34 They replied, “The Lord needs it.” 35 They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. 36 As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.
37 When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: 38 “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
39 Some of the Pharisees in the cro ...
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