April 5, 2020
Holy Week Devotional Guide
The Triumphal Entry
Luke 19:28-40 (ESV)
28 And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.
29 When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples,
30 saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here.
31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’”
32 So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them.
33 And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?”
34 And they said, “The Lord has need of it.”
35 And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it.
36 And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road.
37 As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen,
“Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
39 And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.”
40 He answered,
“I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”
“When he had said these things” - the parable of the talents
“He went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem”
“He sent two of his disciples”
“Go into the village in front of you...find a colt tied”
“The Lord has need of it”
“Why are you untying the colt?” -- the Lord has need of it
“They brought it to Jesus”
“And throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it”
“As he road along, they spread their cloaks on the road
“As he was drawing near--already on the way down the Mount of Olives--the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice”
“For all the mighty works that they had seen”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
“And some of the Pharisees...Teacher, rebuke your disciples.”
“I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out”
Jesus Weeps Over Jerusalem
“When he drew near and saw the city”
“He wept over it”
“Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace!”
Things that Make for Peace
Luke 2:8-14 (ESV)
8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those
with whom he is pleased!”
Lessons We Learn
- Jesus is true to His word
- Jesus is worthy of our praise and worship
- Hosanna, blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord
- Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!
- “Long live the King”
- The wrong idea about Jesus
- They were praising him for political reasons
- They missed the real mission of Jesus -
- Jesus came as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world
- Jesus came as our Redeemer
- Jesus came to endure the cross
- Jesus came to meet the spiritual need of people
- Jesus’ disciples praise
- Our personal relationship with Jesus makes for peace
- Apart from Jesus there is no real peace
- Psalm 29:11 (ESV)
11 May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his people with peace!
c. His disciples began to rejoice and praise God
- Jesus followers worship Jesus!
- With a loud voice
- For all the mighty works they had seen
- Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!
Why the Triumphal Entry?
- Jesus came to present himself as the Sacrificial Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world
- The blood of the lamb
- The need for atonement
- The selfless sacrifice for sin
- Jesus came to offer peace as the conquering King of peace
- Political, religious, economic, and relational brokenness
- Jesus presented himself as King Messiah
- Jesus came because people need hope
- They worshipped
- They celebrated
- They hoped
- Jesus came with tears, cleansing, healing and teaching
- Jesus weeps over Jerusalem
- Jesus cleanses the temple
- Jesus heals the people “the blind and the lame came to him in the temple, and he healed them” (Matt 21:14)
- Jesus teaches the people “all the people were hanging on his words”
A Declaration of Peace!
What Are My Next Steps?
- I will confess Jesus as Lord and King.
- I will worship Jesus with a true heart of love and surrender.
- I will live in the peace of Jesus.
- I will live to glorify Jesus.
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