The text before us is very provocative. The crowds are provoked. The Pharisees are provoked. and Jesus is provoked! The provoking of Jesus’ tears came from the willful ignorance of His own people, which renders Christ’s true triumph ‘An Unknown Triumph’. I wonder if you will be provoked? Provoked to love and clinging to Christ! Why? Because Christ, the compassionate king, has driven out sin by taking your curse!
Pastor Drew is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. He got his Masters of Divinity in 2010 and has been planting Omega OPC in Williamsport PA, since then. Check out some sermons by Pastor Drew Adcock Related Sermons Faith or Foolishness? (1 Samuel 14:1-46) June 19, 2011 Suffering as Victory (2 Timothy 2:1-13) June 26, 2011 Why Christ is at the Door (Revelation 3:14-22) July 3, 2011 Ordination Service March 11, 2012 Implanted Power (James 1:19-27) November 4, 2012 Christ the Conqurer (Genesis 3:1-24) January 13, 2013 Fruit or Flesh? (Galatians 5:16-26) June 2, 2013 Unity and Reformation (Psalm 46:1-11) November 3, 2013 Now Thank We All (1 Chronicles 29:9-22) November 24, 2013 The Unknown Triumph (Luke 19:28-44) April 13, 2014 Resurrection Christians (John 20:19-31) April 20, 2014 Our Charge (1 Timothy 1:2-20) September 14, 2014 Resurrection Unfolding (John 20:19-23) April 5,… (read more)
28 And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’” 32 So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them. 33 And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34 And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” 35 And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36 And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road. 37 As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, 38 saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” 39 And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40 He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”
41 And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42 saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side 44 and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”
45 And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold, 46 saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a den of robbers.”
47 And he was teaching daily in the temple. The chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people were seeking to destroy him, 48 but they did not find anything they could do, for all the people were hanging on his words.