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Mini Sermon series: Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday as we celebrate the triumphal entry of our
Lord and Savior, let us praise and worship Jesus our King.
Let us begin by reading from Luke 19 starting at verse 29
and going through verse 36
(29) And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to
Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of
Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
(30) Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the
which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet
never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.
(31) And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus
shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.
(32) And they that were sent went their way, and found
even as he had said unto them.
(33) And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof
said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?
(34) And they said, The Lord hath need of him.
(35) And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their
garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.
(36) And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.
After you been married for so many years you learn when
you spouse says go and do and you find it. However men
still never learn. For they are always hunting their socks, or
that tool they misplace. Only to seconds later have a wife to
come by and say did you not look where I told you and
going to that very spot find the tool or item the husband
was looking for in that place. If men were as obedient to
instruction, woman would never have to find anything. Yet
the way of society is I need map, I need direction and I
need a goaled.
This morning is Palm Sunday and though it is the beginning
of a week filled with much instruction to the disciples as
well as key events that would lead up to the crucifixion it is
clear Christ had the map. His first instruction where to his
disciples. It was not about hunting a colt. It was about going
and getting the colt that was already waiting to be used.
The disciples through out Jesus ministry had learn to obey
his commands. It is a very simple command to go, get and
bring. A command He gives each of His disciples to go, get
and bring in relationship to sharing the gospel. We are to go
and get people and bring them to Jesus. Jesus has need of
each person you bring to Him, no matter their race, their
age, and their sex. This story is about obedience of
following Christ commands.
Jesus set the direction in which to go in order to find the
colt that was available for use. Then they were to receive
permission to use the colt. They were not just to take and
steal the colt, but to receive permission for use. The minute
someone enslaves you for a task that you desire not to do,
is the minute you are not longer giving permission to be of
use. However the minute you give permission for God to
use you, is the minute God can begin to do a work in your
This colt just minding his own business, property of
someone else, was being unshackled to the post he was
tied too. Much the same way we are unshackled from sin,
but we must give God permission to unshackle us from sin
to be able to give service to God. The use of this colt was to
bring glory and honor to God. For Jesus would ride on Him
and many would worship Christ as king that day in the
streets. This colt having honor beyond measure, yet being
in the forefront of the events to take place but not given
chief honor, which was bestow on the rightful person Jesus.
Position and prestige is often evaluated by the ability to
command. Yet the ability to serve God is not a burden. For
the colt was equip to handle the weight of our Lord. The
cross we bear for Jesus, is nothing compared to our sins
that place on his shoulders. When we allow God to give
instruction and we choose to obey, we are set first free
from sin, and then put into a useful service of honor.
However it is never chief position. We can either follow
Christ instruction or we can find ourselves wandering about
searching for a ride toward heaven only not to find it. The
salvation through Christ is clear, we must be born again
spiritually, to enter the kingdom of heaven and there is only
one way to do that, and that is to believe in Jesus as Lord
and Savior. Upon belief repent of our sins and ask
forgiveness and the load of sin is taken away and new way
of doing things begin by following in obedience to God.