The Sovereign Servant King

Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon:Luke 19:29-40

Sermon Summary

As Jesus enters the holy city of Jerusalem, he is surrounded by cheering crowds who wave palm branches and make a path for him paved with their own coats. His triumphant ride on the donkey is not the result of his being swept up by the crowd’s exuberance. It is an intentional unfolding of carefully fulfilled promises of God. Jesus, the promised king comes as the sovereign servant of God. In this story we see a fulfillment that gives us confidence, a surprise that is more than we ever thought possible, and a response that holds nothing back.

Sermon Application

  • Why might someone assume that Jesus is simply being swept up by the enthusiasm of the crowd?
  • Read Zechariah 9:9-12. How is this promise fulfilled in Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem?
  • How does Jesus demonstrate meticulous command over the details of all that is happening? If Jesus is sovereign over all of these things, is there anything in your life that is beyond his reach and care?
  • The people thought that Jesus had come to overthrow the oppressive Roman occupation of Israel. However, Jesus actually came to overthrow the oppressive grip of sin and death in our hearts. He came to bring back to God those exiled from God because of sin. And he came to return the glory of God to the temple and the presence of God to his people. How can our expectations of God get in the way of seeing what he truly desires to do in our lives?
  • The pharisees told Jesus to rebuke his disciples for their adoration and praise. Do you find your worship of Jesus to be expressive or subdued? How so?
  • When the King of Glory comes our way, how should we respond?
  • Can you think of a  time when you truly held nothing back as you worshipped Jesus? What was that like?

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The outline and application questions are intended for your further reflection and action upon the weekend message. They are also designed to facilitate discussion and accountability within your LifeGroup.