Matthew 21:1-11 GNV
1 As Jesus and his disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to Bethphage at the Mount of Olives. There Jesus sent two of the disciples on ahead
2 with these instructions: “Go to the village there ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied up with her colt beside her. Untie them and bring them to me.
3 And if anyone says anything, tell him, “The Master needs them’; and then he will let them go at once.”
4 This happened in order to make come true what the prophet had said:
5 “Tell the city of Zion, Look, your king is coming to you! He is humble and rides on a donkey and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
6 So the disciples went and did what Jesus had told them to do:
7 they brought the donkey and the colt, threw their cloaks over them, and Jesus got on.
8 A large crowd of people spread their cloaks on the road while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
9 The crowds walking in front of Jesus and those walking behind began to shout, “Praise to David’s Son! God bless him who comes in the name of the Lord! Praise be to God!”
10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was thrown into an uproar. “Who is he?” the people asked.
11 “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth in Galilee,” the crowds answered.
Luke 19:30, 34-35 GNV
30 with these instructions: “Go to the village there ahead of you; as you go in, you will find a colt tied up that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here.
34 “The Master needs it,” they answered,
35 and they took the colt to Jesus. Then they threw their cloaks over the animal and helped Jesus get on.
John 3:16 KJV – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Matthew 9:29 GNV – Then Jesus touched their eyes and said, “Let it happen, then, just as you believe!” –
Jesus did not come to deliver them from the evil within their ENEMIES.
Jesus came to deliver them from the evil that was in THEMSELVES.
I. Never let other people’s evaluation of you DEFINE you.
Whoever can DEFINE you can CONFINE you.
II. Go uses less than PERFECT people.
Zechariah 9:9 GNV – Rejoice, rejoice, people of Zion! Shout for joy, you people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you! He comes triumphant and victorious, but humble and riding on a donkey – on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
1 Corinthians 1:26-28 MSG – 26 Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don’t see many of “the brightest and the best” among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. 27 Isn’t it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, 28 chose these “nobodies” to expose the hollow pretensions of the “somebodies”?
God’s choice is not based on INTELLIGENCE
God’s choice is not based on INFLUENCE
God’s choice is not based on IMPORTANCE
III. It’s time for a BREAKOUT