Palm Sunday 2012 Luke 19: 28-48 What makes you mad? Sometimes it’s good to be angry This chapter gives us a rare glimpse into the very real humanity of Jesus Hebrews 4:15 “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathise with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are— yet was without sin.”
Palm Sunday 2012 Luke 19: 28-48 Something significant was about to take place Luke 19:11 “…because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once.” Revelation 13:8b “…the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world.” Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey
Palm Sunday 2012 Luke 19: 28-48 Zechariah 9:9 “Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” Malachi 3:1 “See, I will send my messenger, who will prepare the way before me. Then suddenly the Lord you are seeking will come to his temple; the messenger of the covenant, whom you desire, will come, says the LORD Almighty.” Jesus was forcing the authorities hand
Palm Sunday 2012 Luke 19: 28-48 vs.38 “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” They wanted Jesus and their King on their terms Romans 9:20-21 But who are you, my friend, to talk back to God? A clay pot does not ask the man who made it, "Why did you make me like this?" After all, the man who makes the pots has the right to use the clay as he wishes, and to make two pots from the same lump of clay, one for special occasions and the other for ordinary use. (GNB)
Palm Sunday 2012 Luke 19: 28-48 “A faith that can’t be shaken is a faith that has been shaken.” ~ Randy Alcorn “God is able to do what He pleases, with whomever he pleases, whenever He wishes.“ ~ Chuck Swindoll
Palm Sunday 2012 Luke 19: 28-48 vs.41 “As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it.” Why did Jesus weep? John 1:11 “He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.” Unbelief and rejection breaks God’s heart, because He knows the consequences
Palm Sunday 2012 Luke 19: 28-48 Revelations 3:20 “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in…” God will not violate our free will, even if that choice is wrong vs.45-47 Then he entered the temple area and began driving out those who were selling. It is written, he said to them, 'My house will be a house of prayer'; but you have made it 'a den of robbers'. Every day he was teaching at the temple. But the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the leaders among the people were trying to kill him. Yet they could not find any way to do it, because all the people hung on his words.
Palm Sunday 2012 Luke 19: 28-48 Righteous indignation Mark 11:15 “On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple area and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money-changers and the benches of those selling doves.” John 19:5 “Behold, the Man!” Jesus was clearly provoking the situation
Palm Sunday 2012 Luke 19: 28-48 Isaiah 56:6-7 “I will also bless the Gentiles who commit themselves to the L ORD, who serve him and love his name, who worship him and do not desecrate the Sabbath… I will accept their burnt offerings and sacrifices, because my Temple will be called a house of prayer for all nations. (NLT) Instead of praying for the people, they were preying on the people
Palm Sunday 2012 Luke 19: 28-48 What makes God angry? Getting in the way of others experiencing God The Church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints Are you are bridge or a barrier to people knowing God?
Palm Sunday 2012 Luke 19: 28-48 This was the second time that Jesus cleansed the Temple 1 John 1:8 “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” James 4:17 “…to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.” 1 John 1:9 “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”