Who Is This?
Date: April 5, 2020
Preacher: Rev. Nathan Hill
Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11
“Who is this?”
This is the question asked by the crowds today as Jesus and his ragtag band of disciples made their grand entrance into Jerusalem.
As the city overflowed with visitors from all over with anticipation for the high holy celebration of Passover, the people had heard rumors and caught glimpses of what Jesus had done throughout his ministry. There was excitement building - excitement among some that Jesus was their long awaited Messiah, come to deliver them from oppression.
So, when Jesus began his little procession, they lined the streets, shouting these victory words from Psalm 118:
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the lord!
And the people went even further - they called him the Son of David, an heir to King David’s throne.