All four gospels give the account
of the Triumphant Entry of Jesus
into Jerusalem riding on a
donkey. (Matthew 21:1-11; Mark
11:1-10; Luke 19:29-38; John
Let us look at this day from the
unique viewpoint of the donkey,
but first, we must set the scene:
1. THE SAVIOUR IN THIS STORY.
Jesus’ first entry will lead to so much, including His soon to come
His First Entry. His “Re-entry”
1. Riding on a Colt. 1. Riding a Great White Horse.
2. He Came Alone. 2. Saints & Angels.
3. He wore A Crown of Thorns. 3. Will wear a Crown of
4. Called King of the Jews. 4. Will be King of Kings.
5. Had no Money for Taxes. 5. He will own everything.
6. He was Mocked & Jeered. 6. They will fear & Tremble.
7. He came as a Man. 7. He will come as God.
8. He was Meek & Lowly. 8. Will Come in Power & Glory.
9. He had Nails in His hands. 9. He will have a Rod of Iron.
10. He Hung on a Cross. 10. He will sit on a
11. Judged in Pilate’s Hall. 11. He will be the Judge.
12. He Came as the Lamb. 12. He will be the Lion.
2. THE SERVANTS IN THIS STORY.
A. The Disciples.
They fetched the donkey and colt, and proudly escorted
the King of kings this day, but they would later forsake
Him and flee!
B. The Crowd.
Many believers would have been present, but many
would prove to be ‘fair weather friends’ by the end of the
week. The Bible indicates that there were people who
were ‘secret disciples’ or who ‘followed at a distance’ the
Lord. And many today are genuinely saved, but follow in
the same manner, especially when the atmosphere is not
3 . THE
SINNERS IN THIS STORY.
The young donkey represents all
of us lowly sinners.
So let us learn some lessons
from the donkey:
1. First of all we find that Jesus had a
plan for the donkey. In our lives He has
a plan for each of us.
“For I know the thoughts that I
think toward you, says the Lord,
thoughts of peace and not of evil, to
give you a future and a hope.” His plan
for us is that we enter into a
relationship of grace with God the
Father. (John 3:16).
2. The second thing we need to realize is that the
donkey was chosen to fulfil that plan. God’s word
tells us that we too have been chosen to fulfil
“You did not choose Me, but I chose you and
appointed you that you should go and bear fruit,
and that your fruit should remain, that whatever
you ask the Father in My name He may give you.”
We are chosen that we might be used for His
purposes (Ephesians 2:10 “you are His
3. Verse 7 “They brought the donkey and
the colt, laid their clothes on them, and
set Him on them.”
Here it says that the donkey wore new
clothes. Garments were placed upon the
donkey that Jesus might take His place
upon the donkey.
When we come to Christ we receive new
garments of life. The Bible tells us that
we are clothed in Christ.
4. We see that the donkey went where He
was led. (It was unbroken!) Jesus has this
effect on all His creation! To be a part of the
plan, the donkey had to go where he was
led. God does not always give us the route
or even the destination; we must show our
love by following obediently.
Genesis 22:2 “Then He said, “Take now your
son, your only son Isaac, whom you love,
and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him
there as a burnt offering on one of the
mountains of which I shall tell you.”
5. The donkey’s position of service
made Jesus visible to the crowd. When
we humble ourselves, Christ becomes
more visible to others. Jesus did not
choose the proud mare. Nothing about
the donkey took away from Jesus.
Because Jesus was visible, a crowd was
drawn. Jesus told us that when He is
lifted up He will draw all men unto
Do you resemble the donkey?
1. He was tied. Many are hooked, victims of habit, bound by
2. He was Untamed. “Never ridden” stubborn, rebellious in
3. He was outside. Many are “without Christ, God, Hope.”
4. He was at a Crossroads. “Two ways met” a place of decision.
5. He was by the Door. Jesus is the door.
6. He was Untied. Jesus sets us free.
7. He was brought to Jesus. “And they brought the colt to Jesus.”
8. He did not resist. “He sat upon him.”
9. He was used for God’s glory. “Hosanna in the Highest.”
10. He was submitted to the will of the Saviour. He rode him.
To live as a donkey, you must recognize
that God is requesting your presence, so
that you might be used of Him. His plan
for you is that you would let Him be
Lord of your life.
Jesus wants to make a triumphal entry
into your LIFE, your home, will you take