When Jesus rode into Jerusalem, He did so as a king, wholly unique in His power and majesty. Alistair Begg helps us understand how Jesus’ triumphal entry revealed the nature and meaning of His divine kingship, both then and today. Unlike earthly kings whose kingdoms have limits, there is nothing in our universe, or in our lives, over which Jesus does not have dominion.
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!” 14And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,
15“Fear not, daughter of Zion;
behold, your king is coming,
sitting on a donkey's colt!”
16His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. 17The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. 18The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign. 19So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.”
No matter the time or place, Jesus Christ is bound to capture our attention. How can one man gain followers willing to die for Him while also drawing the ire of others who hate Him? One thing’s for certain: whether we worship Him or walk away from Him, it’s impossible to ignore Him.
In this series of messages, Alistair Begg explores what the gospels have to say about the identity and work of Jesus. It didn’t matter if He was raising the dead or receiving a drink—Jesus used every opportunity to love others to the glory of God. When we contemplate Jesus on the cross, we see His great love for humankind and His obedience to the Father; when we consider Him seated on His throne, we see the unblemished author and finisher of our faith. Getting to know Christ better through the testimony of God’s Word will make us all the more prepared to spend our lives dedicated to pursuing God’s glory.
|Be In Christ||Matthew 11:25-30|
|Be Like Christ||Romans 8:28|
|Humble Servant||John 13:1|
|Compassionate Shepherd||Luke 7:1|
|Personal Evangelist||John 4:1-54|
|Suffering Servant||Mark 14:32|
|Great High Priest||Hebrews 10:1-18|
|Divine King||John 12:12-19|
|Lamb on the Throne||Revelation 5:1-14|