YOUR KING ISYOUR KING IS
COMING!COMING! (Matt. 21:1-(Matt. 21:1-
What do we learnWhat do we learn
from thefrom the
Palm SundayPalm Sunday story?story?
Jesus came as aJesus came as a KINGKING!!
King Jesus was notKing Jesus was not
youryour ORDINARYORDINARY kingking
or ruler. (vs. 5, 7)or ruler. (vs. 5, 7)
Most kings enjoy an auraMost kings enjoy an aura
ofof POWERPOWER, despite, despite
obvious weaknesses;obvious weaknesses;
they seek tothey seek to PRESERVEPRESERVE
King Jesus rides aKing Jesus rides a
DONKEYDONKEY, to signify his, to signify his
HUMILITYHUMILITY and style ofand style of
leadership and rejectionleadership and rejection
of earthly kingship orof earthly kingship or
King JesusKing Jesus KNEWKNEW
who he was and whywho he was and why
he was there. (vs. 9,he was there. (vs. 9,
Most kings aren’tMost kings aren’t
that certain aboutthat certain about
themselves or arethemselves or are
Jesus knew He was theJesus knew He was the
MESSIAHMESSIAH, foretold by, foretold by
the prophets. He actedthe prophets. He acted
the part on Palm Sundaythe part on Palm Sunday
toto PROVOKEPROVOKE thethe
leaders in Jerusalem.leaders in Jerusalem.
King Jesus cared aboutKing Jesus cared about
thethe HURTINGHURTING poorpoor
andand LOSTLOST.. (Matt.(Matt.
Worldly leadersWorldly leaders
are expected toare expected to
and manlyand manly..
Jesus was a King whoJesus was a King who
CAREDCARED for peoplefor people
andand WEPTWEPT forfor
Jerusalem. (Matt.Jerusalem. (Matt.
King Jesus wants toKing Jesus wants to
life. (Isa. 53:3-7)life. (Isa. 53:3-7)
King Jesus warns ofKing Jesus warns of
JUDGMENTJUDGMENT to come.to come.
(Matt. 24:1-13, 44-51)(Matt. 24:1-13, 44-51)
compassion iscompassion is
not self-not self-
serving orserving or
He says the wages ofHe says the wages of
sin issin is DEATHDEATH
He says you will standHe says you will stand
accountable beforeaccountable before
He predicts domesticHe predicts domestic
catastrophes, andcatastrophes, and
King Jesus demands aKing Jesus demands a
HosannahHosannah (21:9) =(21:9) =
SAVESAVE us now!us now!
Will you welcome HimWill you welcome Him
as your King?as your King?