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In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares an insightful sermon titled, "An Appropriate Response to the King." Join us as we read scripture from Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem in Mark 11:1-11 and learn more about how we are to respond to Jesus as the King of Kings. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to give honor and praise to the the Lord in every season of your life.
Scripture ReferenceMark 11:1-11
An Appropriate Response to the King
John 12:1-2 ESV
1Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2So they gave a dinner for him there. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table.
John 12:12-13 ESV
12The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!"
1st - The King knows what He is doing
Mark 11:1 ESV
1Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples
Mark 11:2 ESV
2and said to them, "Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it.
Matthew 21:2 ESV
2saying to them, "Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me.
Zechariah 9:9 NIV
9Rejoice 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.
2nd - The King wants to use your life
Mark 11:3 ESV
3If anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' say, 'The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.'"
3rd - The King's orders should be obeyed even if you don't understand
Mark 11:4-6 ESV
4And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. 5And some of those standing there said to them, "What are you doing, untying the colt?" 6And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go.
4th - The King is worthy of praise
Mark 11:7-10 ESV
7And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. 8And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. 9And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! 10Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!"
Luke 19:37-40 NIV
37When 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!”“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” 39Some 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.”
5th - The King sees everything
Mark 11:11 ESV
11And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.