April 5, 2020
LISTEN TO HIM--PART VI
PALM SUNDAYSERMON TITLE: LISTEN TO THE FATHER WHO WEEPS OVER YOU
SERMON THEME: LORD JESUS HAVE MERCY ON US
SERMON TEXT: LUKE 19:28-44

INTRODUCTION: WHAT KIND OF MESSIAH WILL JESUS BE?   THE PALM SUNDAY PROCESSIONAL WAS A PROVOCATIVE ENTRY MEANT TO TRIGGER THE EVENTS OF GOOD FRIDAY.    ZECHARIAH 9:9

Zechariah 9:9 
The Coming of Zion’s King
Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion!
    Shout, Daughter Jerusalem!
See, your king comes to you,
    righteous and victorious,
lowly and riding on a donkey,
    on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

NOTICE 4 THINGS THAT TELLS YOU WHAT KIND OF MESSIAH JESUS WILL BE.  I) NOTICE THE COLT.  LUKE 19:28-34

Luke 19:28-34  Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King28 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.”

 II) NOTICE THE CROWD. LUKE 19:35-38

Luke 19:35-38 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!”[a]
“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

Psalm 118:26-27  26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
    From the house of the Lord we bless you.[a]
27 The Lord is God,
    and he has made his light shine on us.
With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession
    up[b] to the horns of the altar.

2 Kings 9:12-13 

12 “That’s not true!” they said. “Tell us.”
Jehu said, “Here is what he told me: ‘This is what the Lord says: I anoint you king over Israel.’”
13 They quickly took their cloaks and spread them under him on the bare steps. Then they blew the trumpet and shouted, “Jehu is king!”  III) NOTICE THE CRITICS.  LUKE 19:39-40 Luke 19:39-40  39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”
40 “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”

John 11:47-53  47 Then the chief priests and the Pharisees called a meeting of the Sanhedrin.
“What are we accomplishing?” they asked. “Here is this man performing many signs. 48 If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our temple and our nation.”
49 Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, “You know nothing at all! 50 You do not realize that it is better for you that one man die for the people than that the whole nation perish.”
51 He did not say this on his own, but as high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus would die for the Jewish nation, 52 and not only for that nation but also for the scattered children of God, to bring them together and make them one. 53 So from that day on they plotted to take his life. IV)  NOTICE THE CITY.   LUKE 19:41-44 Luke 19:41-44  41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 42 and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. 43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. 44 They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4  Praise to the God of All ComfortPraise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. CONCLUSION: OF THE MANY NEEDS THE WORLD HAS, THE MOST DESPERATE  NEED IS PEACE.  JOHN 14:27
27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.