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From Triumph to Trial

April 5th, 2020

Summary: We begin our Holy Week series by examining the story of Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Often referred to as Palm Sunday, it's a significant prophetic event with a lesson still pertinent to believers today. What does our praise look like when God doesn't conform to our expectations?

Key Scripture (Matthew 21:1-11):

1Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to [a]Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me. And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.”

[b]All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying:

“Tell the daughter of Zion,

‘Behold, your King is coming to you,

Lowly, and sitting on a donkey,

A colt, the foal of a donkey.’ ”

So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, [c]and set Him on them. And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying:

“Hosanna to the Son of David!

‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’

Hosanna in the highest!”

10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?”

11 So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”


  • way Maker
  • Rest On Us
  • Great Are You Lord
  • Important Takeaway: Disappointment can rob God of our praise. We need to be guarded against resentment when God doesn't meet our expectations. "What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - AW Towzer