Who is This?

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Matthew 21:1-11

  • “This is Jesus the Prophet of Nazareth, in Galilee.”
  • “Is that all they could say about Jesus?”
  • “Would we have given a better answer?”

Given what they knew, why did the crowds think Jesus is a Prophet.

Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. (Mt 21:9)

They had seen the raising of Lazarus, …the loud affirmation of the crowds. But thinking of Jesus just as a Prophet is not enough.

Given what they knew, why did the religious leaders think Jesus is a nuisance.

If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him, and then the Romans will come and take away both our temple and our nation.  (John 11:48)

Given what they knew of Jesus, the religious leaders thought of Him as the Trouble-Maker.

They certainly did not want to lose the Temple, their priesthood nor the nation. But thinking of Jesus as a nuisance may often simply be an excuse for not wanting to obey His more radical commands to us!

Given what they knew, why did the disciples think Jesus is the Lord.

Jesus exercised such amazing control over the animal.

They realized that He fulfilled the Scriptures. They understood the teachings of Jesus concerning His death and resurrection.

What does it mean for Jesus to be Lord of our lives?

  • He is also a Prophet.
  • If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. (1 John 1:8,10).
  • He might be a “Trouble-maker”
  • “God will comfort the troubled, and He will trouble the comfortable!”
  • The spiritual Outward Bound School.
  • He wants to be Lord of all.
  • He is the Lord of the sunshine, the Lord of the rain,
  • The Lord of the good times and the Lord of the pain.

If He is your Lord, start living like His servant today!

  • Where the Lord is, there His servant shall be.
  • Share the joy of your Master.
  • Enjoy serving your gracious Master today.
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