Following our King

Following our King - Matthew 21:1-11


21 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying, 

“Say to the daughter of Zion, 

‘Behold, your king is coming to you, 

humble, and mounted on a donkey, 

on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’ ” 

The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” 10 And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?” 11 And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.” 

 The Holy Bible: English Standard Version (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles, 2016), Mt 21:1–11.


Sermon Study Guide:

READ - Matthew 21:1-11

LOOK - What do I see?

What details stand out to you in this story?

What do you notice?

What are people saying?  What are they doing?

Are there other parts of the Bible quoted?


THINK - What does it mean?

Why does Jesus enter Jerusalem this way?

What is he saying about himself?

What does this procession communicate to the people who witness this?


APPLY - What difference does it make?

If Jesus is your King, then this will involve:

Recognizing Jesus

- How can you properly recognize Jesus as your King?

Trusting Jesus

- How can you show trust in Jesus?

Submitting to Jesus

- How can you submit your life further to Jesus?

Obeying Jesus

- Are there further ways to that you can obey Jesus 


What do you think others will think as you make Jesus your King? 


PRAY - How can you pray?