Sermon Thought

Isa. 62:11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

      When Jesus road into Jerusalem on that donkey’s colt, He was not only fulfilling prophesy but He was giving hope to everyone. Even though the people then had a misconception of what Jesus’ mission was, it still brought hope. Jesus was in essence proclaiming that He was the long awaited for Messiah. The people wanted the Messiah to come but they wanted a King that would overthrow Rome and make Israel a great kingdom again. Jesus did not come to overthrow Rome but to conquer sin and death for all of mankind. His mission and ministry would take Him to the CROSS where He would die as the supreme sacrifice for sin. The people cried out HOSANNA, meaning save us. They did not understand that they did not need deliverance from Rome but salvation from sin. They wanted to be saved from Roman rule but gave little thought of being saved from sin that ruled over their lives. We all need Jesus but not for some personal or political deliverance but from the sin which keeps us from a close relationship with God. May each of us shout HOSANNA, save us, in the spiritual since and not just to be delivered from our problems.

Scripture: Matt. 21:1-11 ; Is. 62:11 ; Zach. 9:9 ; Deut. 18:18 ; John 7:40 ; Matt. 20:28 ; John 13:4 ; Phil. 2:7 ;

Phil 2:8 ; John 12:13 ; John 12:18 ; Mk. 10:48-52