1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”
4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
5 “Say to Daughter Zion,
‘See, your king comes to you,
gentle and riding on a donkey,
and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”
11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Matthew 21: 1-21 (NIV)
Was Jesus the Messiah that the Jews were expecting?
Is Jesus the Messiah that we are expecting?
The Gospel that Jesus offered the Jews: The Gospel of Heavenly Kingdom
The Gospel that Jesus offers us: The Gospel of Repentance
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Hebrews 11: 1 (NIV)
How much do you know about Jesus?
In today's churches, do believers recognize the “Lordship” of Jesus Christ in their lives? Are you willing to invite Jesus into your heart, cleanse your heart, and be “the Lord” of your life?
Can Christ really satisfy your “unmet expectations”?