The Triumphal Entry Of Jesus

Today is Palm Sunday and the beginning of Holy Week in the Christian church. Two-thousand years ago, Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem on this day. And, the events that would unfold from Sunday to Sunday changed the course of history.
In Mark 11, we have the story of Jesus’ triumphal entry. Jesus and His disciples were in the town of Bethphage and Bethany near the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two of His disciples and told them as they entered the city, they would find a colt. They were to untie the colt and bring it to Jesus.
The Bible says that many people spread their garments in the road and others spread leafy branches which they had cut from the fields.
Jesus made His way into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. We learn a lot about our Lord from His triumphal entry.
We learn about His deity. Jesus told the disciples and to go and find a colt. So, the disciples went and found the colt and brought it to Jesus. Jesus is fully God. The disciples found the colt just as Jesus said. This is a reminder that Jesus is sovereign over all.
We learn about His humility. Jesus triumphal entry was a far cry from the entries made by Roman soldiers. It was a Roman custom that after a great battle, a victorious Roman general would return from war and parade through the Capital city. But Jesus was on a donkey… He entered not as a conquering hero but as a suffering servant.
We learn about His authority. When Jesus entered Jerusalem He immediately went to the temple. He saw the bazaar-like atmosphere and turned over the tables of the money-changers. In doing so, Jesus demonstrated His authority.
Jesus Christ is the greatest person that has ever lived. His deity, humility and authority are on display in His triumphal entry. He is worthy of our praise.

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