Posts Tagged ‘Jesus enters Jerusalem’

Luke 19:28-40 No More Rocks

It’s ok. I got this boys. You don’t have to. I WANT TO!

We are at a very familiar story today. It is Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The timing of our study is also pretty appropriate. We are coming up to the celebrated anniversary of that event in three more days. How fitting that we look at it now.

We have looked at this story in both Matthew’s and Mark’s gospel accounts. In Matthew we looked at God’s planning to pull of this orchestrated event EXACTLY as prophesied hundreds of years ago. Our blog is titled “Jesus Entry Into Jerusalem.” In Mark we looked at the faith of those involved in the story. How they took Jesus at His word when He told them to get the donkey. How the owner believed that Jesus needed the donkey and would return it. And how the crowd had faith that Jesus was going to do something amazing once He reached Jerusalem. That blog is titled “A Borrowed Colt.” Feel free to click back over and check them out, if you want to. Read more »

Matthew 21:1-11 Jesus’ Entry into Jerusalem

Behold your King

Behold your King

We are still traveling with Jesus as He makes His way to Jerusalem for the last time, this side of the grave. The group is nearly there, but Jesus has one final requirement before He reaches the city. He has a prophecy to fulfill.

Our story picks up at the Mount of Olives where Jesus sends two of His disciples out to bring Him a very specific donkey colt. Matthew has the disciples bring the mother and the colt, where Mark and Luke concentrate on just the colt. Mark and Luke also note that this colt has never been ridden by anyone. Jesus also had specific instructions as to what His disciples were to do and say once they found the colt.

The first thing that strikes me in this story is that everything had to be prepared in advance for this day. Donkeys don’t just accept a rider right out of the gate. There is a lot of training necessary before even being led by a rope, let alone sat upon. Just out of curiosity I Googled how to train a donkey to ride. I found a Q&A forum that talked about the necessary steps.  Read more »