Thursday, April 06, 2017

Palm Sunday - The Triumphal Entry Matthew 21:1-11

In a public service to the clergy, some headings for Sunday's Gospel Lectionary readings.

Quite a number of years ago I jotted down these headings from sermons I listened to on the interweb:

From Nathan Buttery:

(1) The King who Controls his own Destiny (vv1-3)

(2) The King who Comes in Humility (vv4-7)

(3) The King who will Complete the Victory (vv8-11)

From Rico Tice:

(1) The king’s sovereignty (vv1-3)

 (2) The king’s humility (vv4-9)

Today I also listened to:

St Helen’s Bishopsgate – William Taylor – Matthew 21:1-11 – God’s King – -19 November 2002 – Series: A Godless Affair

Promise and long-awaited fulfilment: Jesus is the authentic deal, the real McCoy

 Ch 19-25: The authentic Kingdom v the religious sham

 (1)   The arrival of Jesus as God’s king in God’s city

 Donkey a kind of robin reliant not the gold state carriage or presidential helicopter, no stretch limo with police out-riders

not a war horse but donkey a sign of peace, not an armoured personnel carrier

(2)   The acclamation of God’s king by the gathered people of God

The choreography of vv6-9 – who is speaking here

 The king will gather his people to him and bring the redeemed of the Lord into Jerusalem

 Is 35 – the ransomed of the Lord will come in with singing

 Ps 118 – God’s people welcome God’s king into God’s city

 V10 – stirred – suggests an earthquake – the city is shaken by Jesus

1 comment:

Diwakar said...

Hello Rev. Marc Lyod. I am a Pastor from Mumbai, india. I am so glad to stop by your proifle on t he blogger and t he blog post. I am blessed and feel privieged and honored to get connected with you as well as know you and the ministry you have, through your profile on t he blogger and t he blog post. I love getting connected with the people of God around the globe to be encouraged, strengthened and praying for one another. I have been in the Pastoral ministtry for last 37 yrs in this great city of Mumbai a city with a great contrast where richest of rich and the poorest of poor live. We reachout to the poorest of poor with the love of Christ to bring healing to the brokenhearted. We also encourage young and the adults from the westto come to Mumbai to work with us during their vacation time. We would love to have young people from your three parishes to come to Mumbai to work with us during thier vacation time. I am sure they will have a life changing experience. In the past we have had many young people coming to work with us through Oasis, Interserve and YWAM. I have visited England number of time and will be so glad to visit you and your parishes if the Lord gives me another opportunity to visit England. My email id is:dhwankhede(at)gmail(dot)com and my name is Diwakar Wankhede. Looking forward to hear from you very soon. God's richest blessings on you, your family and friends.