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Palm Sunday

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The Triumphal Entry

Palm Sunday, March 16, 2008                  Matthew 21:1-11

Introduction

A Story – Familiar, Strange

Some Questions – Jesus’ Agenda and Ours

A Royal Procession

Every Detail of this Story has Royal Overtones

Clothes                                                        (2 Kings 9:13)

Branches                                                     (2 Macc 10:7)

Chants

A Counter Procession

Jesus Procession More Like a Parody than a Military Threat

Extra Roman Presence at Festivals

Donkey

Crowds of Commoners

A Deliberate Showdown

Jesus Must have Known the Outcome

Tension During Ministry of Jesus

Roman Presence

Priestly Compromise

Zealot Enthusiasm

Religious Withdrawal

Who is This?

What Kind of King? – Jesus and People’s Expectations ...

What Kind of Power? – What Wins in the End ...

What Kingdom has your Allegiance? – Need for Retraining ...

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