The Three Triumphal Entrances of Jesus

The Three Triumphal Entrances of Jesus

God’s written revelation to mankind reveals not one, but three “triumphal entrances” of Jesus. His communication leads us to two pivotal questions: Why do they matter? Are you ready?

Triumphal Entry #1: JERUSALEM (Matt 21:1-11)

  • The Jewish Passover was less than one week away (John 12:12)
  • The manner of Jesus’ entrance was a fulfillment of prophecy (Zech 9:9)
  • A multitude praised Jesus as Lord because of his mighty works (Luke 20:37)
  • The multitude had grown at the news of Lazarus’ resurrection (John 12:17-19)
  • The crowds were shouting, “Hosanna!” (Matt 21:9)
  • Jesus affirms their praise as appropriate and fitting (Luke 20:39-40)
  • The Lamb of God has arrived to die for the sins of the world (John 1:29)

Triumphal Entry #2: HEAVEN (Acts 1:1-3, 6-9; Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14)

  • Jesus repeatedly referred to himself as “the Son of Man” throughout the Gospels
  • All authority in heaven and on earth had been given to him (Matt 28:18)
  • These are things into which even the angels had longed to look (1 Pet 1:9-12)
  • The risen Son of God has been seated at the right hand of the Father (Heb 12:2)
  • From the time of his ascension, the promise has been: he will return (Acts 1:10-11)

Triumphal Entry #3: The SECOND COMING (Phil 3:20; 1 Thes 1:9-10)

  • That day will be more awesome than we can imagine (2 Thes 1:5-10)
  • Long ago we were told: the face of the LORD is against those who do evil (Psa 34:16)
  • The sure and steadfast word of God: every eye will see him (Rev 1:7)
  • Because of his grace, these don’t have to be terrible thoughts (Rev 1:5-6; Col 1:13-14)
  • Those “in Christ” have nothing to fear (1 Thes 4:16-5:11)
  • The pivotal question: “Am I ‘in Christ’?” (Gal 3:26-27)

This sermon was delivered on May 22, 2016.

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