Outline and Audio Sermons:
Dr. Walter D. Huyck Jr. D.Min.
The Mission (vs 7, Matt 21.2-5; Rev
And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he
sat upon him.
There is much to be understood from the picture of our Lord riding,
not on a donkey, but upon the colt of a donkey.
The Word of God states,]
Saying unto them, Go into
the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied,
and a colt with her:
loose them, and bring them
[Matthew 21:5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold,
thy King cometh unto thee,
sitting upon an ass, and
a colt the foal of
an ass. ]
our Lord did not ride upon a donkey, he rode on the colt of a donkey.
This is very important to note.
A King riding into a city victorious and as a conqueror would always
ride in on a valiant white stallion, this was a noted symbol of honor and
victorious conquest. One day our
Lord will ride into Jerusalem riding upon such a stallion, having conquered
every foe and will set up His millennial kingdom,]
And I saw heaven opened, and
behold a white
horse; and he that sat upon him
was called Faithful and
True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes
were as a flame of fire, and on his head
were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew,
but he himself. 13 And he
was clothed with a vesture
dipped in blood:
and his name is
called The Word of God. 14
And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in
fine linen, white and clean. 15
And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword,
that with it he
should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron:
and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
And he hath on
his vesture and on his thigh
a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS. ]
[Judges riding into a city in peace would ride upon
symbolizing that they were coming in peace and not in spirit of conquest.]
[Our Lord did not come as a conquering King, nor did he come as a
convicting judge. How did he
A Mission of Mercy (vs 7 ; Zech 9.9-10; Heb 2.9) [–
And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their
garments on him; and he sat upon him.
Our Lord, came into the city riding a colt of a donkey.
As such our Lord is presenting himself as lower than a judge and not
as a conquering king, He presents Himself in humiliation as the propitiation
for our sins. ]
Prophecy Fulfilled here is,]
Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold,
thy King cometh unto
thee: he is just, and having
and riding upon an ass,
and upon a colt the
foal of an ass. 10
And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem,
and the battle bow shall be cut off:
and he shall speak
peace unto the heathen [Gentiles]:
and his dominion
shall be from sea
even to sea, and from the
river even to the ends of
the earth. ]
[He comes riding upon the
colt of a donkey symbolizing humiliation and sacrifice.]
[Do you understand what
your sin required of our Lord?
Your sin required that the God of all creation lower himself is deep
humiliation to save you from your sins.
But we see Jesus,
who was made a
little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned
with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for
every man. ]
[How low did our Lord Jesus
[In days of old when two
kings went to battle much was at stake.
Often if a king were losing the battle he would call upon one of his
trusted warriors to kill him before he were captured. Why?
Because the conquering king would take the defeated king and publicly
humiliate him. One of the shows
of humiliation would be that they would take the captured king, strip him of
his royal apparel and sit him facing backwards on a donkeys colt and then
ride him through the city streets.
It was a sign of great humiliation and defeat.
Was our Lord Jesus Christ defeated when He came and offered himself
in Jerusalem? Folks we are
all defeated by sin, and sin and death are the last enemy to be conquered in
Our Lord Jesus
Christ took the vanquish of sins penalty upon himself for you and I.]
[If our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to suffer humiliation and defeat to
save you from your sins, then what are you willing to do for him in return?
Too many born-again Christians are too proud to fully surrender to
our Lord Jesus Christ. Many
Christians are willing to be saved but they are too proud to serve in the
most needed capacities in their Church and in the Kingdom of our Lord
because it is just too humiliating to them.
Are you willing to fully surrender to our Lord Jesus Christ?]
A Mission Misunderstood (vs 8-10; Luke
19.38; John 12.13) [–
And many spread their garments in the way: and
others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed
them in the way.
9 And they that went before, and they
that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed
is he that cometh in the
name of the Lord: 10
be the kingdom of our father
David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the
that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the
Took branches of palm
trees, and went forth to meet him,
and cried, Hosanna:
Blessed is the King of
Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord. ]
[Israel was expecting and looking for a conquering
king to deliver them, not a suffering savior to redeem them.
Clearly the crowds that shouted and sang around our Lord were
expecting deliverance and dominion as Jesus rode into Jerusalem.
Their hopes would at long last be realized, so they thought, as they
fully expected that the Romans would be driven out of Israel.]
[But these crowds would be disappointed in less
than a week’s time. Jesus would
not bring political deliverance on this occasion.
Jesus would fulfill prophecies but they would be the prophecies of
His death, burial, and resurrection; as recorded in Isa 53 and Psalm 22.
A Mission Maligned (Luke 19.14-16; John
1.11) [- His mission was rejected with indignant hostility.
In Luke 19 our Lord told the story of
a king who went on a long journey.
This king left his servants to steward his affairs.
The story calims, ]
But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying,
We will not have
this man to reign over us.
15And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received
the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom
he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by
came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.]
[Israel would not accept
His offer, He was willfully rejected.]
[John 1:11 He came unto his own, and his own received him
A Message of Providence (Matt 21.4-5; Zech 9.9) [- He was one sent.
He was prophesied.]
All this was done,
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,
ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and
sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.]
[Zech. 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O
daughter of Jerusalem:
behold, thy King
cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and
riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.]
[He came in the name of the
A Message of Provision (Zech 9.9; John 3.16; Rom 5.8) [- He came with
a divine message.]
[Zech. 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O
daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh
unto thee: he is
just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and
upon a colt the foal of an ass.]
[Salvation to every willing
[John 3:16 For God so loved the world,
that he gave
his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting
[Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that,
while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. ]
A Message of Prosperity (John 10.10; Luke 19.41-42) [- Jesus offered
the best that one could hope to receive form life, an abounding life.]
[John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to
kill, and to destroy:
I am come that they
might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. ]
[Luke 19:41-42 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and
wept over it,
If thou hadst
known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy
peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.]
The Multitudes [- Those around Him]
The Responders (vs 4) [-
And they went their way, and found the colt . . . – This is
obedience. The Disciples did
as they were told, they obeyed.]
[The responders were those
that would hear Him and obey Him.]
[It is wonderful to respond
to our Savior.]
The Rejoicers (vs 9) [–
And they that went before, and they that followed,
cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is
he that cometh in the name of the Lord:
- Those that
[Those that saw Him coming,
were watching for the promised deliverer, and misunderstood what Jesus was
[These that were caught up
in this enthusiastic moment will cry again in just four more days, but they
will cry, "crucify him, crucify him."]
[It is tragic to
misunderstand what God is doing, and fail to join Him in His work.]
The Rejecters (Matt 21.10-11) [-
"And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is
the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee" - The religious leaders and the self-righteous.]
[Those that saw Him, and
understood Him, yet refused to accept Him.]
[It is horrifying to
attempt to force human standards and conditions upon Almighty- God.]
[How do you see the Lord Jesus Christ?]
[How do you understand what He did for you? ]
[Do you recognize your need of a Lord and savior or are you caught up with
the enthusiasm of the religious crowds, not really knowing what you are
doing or who it is that gave all for you?]
[What would you give for the Lord Jesus Christ?
Are you willing to be humiliated for Him of that is what might be
required of you?]
[Have your received the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior?]
Baptist Church, Mar 24, 2013
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