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Coastal Christian | Palm Sunday - 4 Truths in the Triumph | Mark 11:1-11 | Pastor Matt Stokes | 4.2.23

April 2, 2023 · Pastor Matt Stokes

Pastor Matt Stokes Mark11:1-11 Faith Evangelism Good News Prophecy God's Plan

Truths in The Triumph

 

 

And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples,

- Mark 11:1

 

 

and saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him.

- Mark 11:2

 

 

And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.

- Mark 11:3

 

 

And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him.

- Mark 11:4

 

 

And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?

- Mark 11:5

 

 

And they said unto them just as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.

- Mark 11:6

 

 

And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him.

- Mark 11:7

 

 

And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way.

- Mark 11:8

 

 

And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord:

- Mark 11:9

 

 

Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.

- Mark 11:10

 

 

And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.

- Mark 11:11

 

 

What is it that “the Lord hath need of” in my life? In your life?

 

 

Truth in The Triumph
Jesus chooses to partner with us.

 

 

God has put Himself in a place where He's chosen to partner with us.

 

 

Truth in The Triumph

Jesus chooses to partner with us.

Say what Jesus says.

 

 

“They said just as, what Jesus commanded them.”

 

 

Jesus is in complete control. 

Just do what Jesus says.

 

 

Just say what Jesus said and you can never go wrong.

 

 

Truth in The Triumph

Jesus chooses to partner with us.

Say what Jesus says.

Your strength will submit to God’s sovereignty.

 

 

How many times has the Lord longed to sit on the "throne" of my own heart?

 

 

Truth in The Triumph

Jesus chooses to partner with us.

Say what Jesus says.

Your strength will submit to God’s sovereignty.

Some of us are still in danger.

 

 

Some of us are still in danger of missing the message of the Gospel.

 

 

Do you have the sensitivity to see God?


4 Truths in the Triumph Discussion questions Printable Copy

1. Read Mark 1:1-11. The first truth in the triumph is that "Jesus chooses to partner with us." We are told that these two disciples are to tell the owner of the donkey that the Lord has need of his donkey. This makes for an interesting question of application: Although the Lord does not need anything, where does HE desire to partner with you in His redemptive purpose in your life? In the lives of others?

2. The second Truth in the Triumph is that we should "say what Jesus says." We are told that these disciples say, "just as" Jesus commanded them (proportionately, equal in degree, in accordance with).

Can you give an example of when you said just what Jesus said? Or you did exactly what Jesus said to do? What was the result of that? Can someone in your Connect Group give a hypothetical example, and then you respond with just what Jesus said, or just with what the Scriptures would tell you to do? This will help when we have these encounters in the near future.

3. The third Truth in the Triumph is that "your strength will submit to God's sovereignty." Would you open up with your group and talk about a time, like this donkey, when you had to potentially buck off, mule-kick, hee-haw in your heart or de-saddle the Savior from your soul.  What lessons did you learn from fighting the sovereign will of God with your own strength?

4. The fourth Truth in the Triumph, is that "some of us are still in danger." We are in danger of missing (just like those on this first Palm Sunday) the true intentions of Jesus in our lives. 
Can you share with the group an intention that you know Jesus has for you, that would be considered a recent revelation? Initially, you know, Jesus, wanted you to experience His salvation. That being said, what is He revealing to you, now? 

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