In this text, Jesus enters Jerusalem again for last time. The Gospel writers record 55 events within the last week before Jesus’ crucifixion, and this Triumphal Entry kicks them all off. Today we will use terms from literature to look at the characters in this event, their attitudes and reactions, and the influence Jesus had in their lives.
How does a new believer grow? 2 Peter 3:18 tells us we are all to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. A new believer can grow by reading the Bible, listening to preaching and teaching in a local church, and through worshipping. These are all good disciplines of the Christian life, outlined in Scripture and governed by the Holy Spirit. However, does God have other ways for a believer to grow in the Lord Jesus Christ? The answer is found in His Word and in examining the life of Christ.
It is natural for humans to worry, but in a life governed by God, worry will be controlled. Believers don't have to dwell in anxiety.
Our theme for the year will be "Doing Divine Things Together."
The book of Matthew has 5 discourses and 5 narrative sections presenting Christ as the King. Our passage today is part of the Sermon on the Mount, which is not new information. As one author described, "It is the wisdom of God inviting all of us through faith to orient our vision, values, and habits from the ways of external righteousness to wholeheartedness towards God. Jesus' method of teaching uses thematic structures, images, and poetic language to allow His listeners more simple ways to remember, meditate on, and memorize Christ's heart on how to live every day."
Biblical Communication & Relationships
Jesus’ Resurrection and His Final Marching Orders to the Church
The Passion Week of Christ, Continued
Allegiance to King Jesus Will Threaten Every Sinful Tendency in our Lives
As we continue in Matthew, we come to a very moving section as Jesus Christ prepares for His sacrifice.
The Incomprehensible Value of the King.
The Olivet Discourse, Part 2
The Olivet Discourse, Part 1
Even noble human pursuits distract from the greatness of Christ’s salvation.
Unbelief, even when dressed in the clothing of religion, will always challenge the authority of King Jesus.
The Presentation of the King of Israel.
Matthew reminds Israel that Jesus Christ fulfilled Messianic prophecy when He entered Jerusalem riding on a colt. Jesus continues to demonstrate His Kingly authority throughout His last week of ministry.
Facing Jerusalem: As Jesus wraps up his preaching ministry. He sets out on His final journey to Jerusalem with complete trust in his Father.
Christ Challenges the Disciples to Reconsider Their Ideas of Wealth
The King’s Ministry Continued: His Opposition Prepares Us for the Opposition of Unbelief.
Tonight we continue our chapter-by-chapter investigation into the book of Matthew.
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