OUTLINE: When Jesus had come into Jerusalem all the city was moved saying, who is this? (Matthew 21: 10)
CONTENT: Questions are vehicles of finding out facts, but answers may vary accordingly by men and women, when asked the same question, like “Who are you?” In this passage the question which was asked was: “Who is This?” when Jesus made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, as large crowds followed shouting “Hosanna!”, waving palm branches, and spreading their garments along the way. Jesus was known by many to have healed the sick, performed miracles like raising the dead, feeding thousands, and did many good deeds. He also taught with authority. Even some of those closest to him were not sure what his mission was, or who he really was; some thought he was just a prophet of Nazareth fulfilling prophesy.
Who is Jesus to you?
- Jesus is the Creator or Architect of the Universe: God’s word made flesh, John 1:1; Psalm 8:3.
- Jesus is Redeemer: In the garden of Eden, after Adam and Eve sinned, He promised a Redeemer (Genesis 3:15) He made sinners repentant, Genesis 1; He triumphed over the Devil; He gave his life for us and redeemed us from the bonds of sin and slavery. We must seek redemption for ourselves, no one can do it for us, neither will anyone else die for us.
- He is the Sacrificial Lamb: that is why we should be thankful. Jesus asked that the cup of death be passed from him but his request was not answered; he sought acknowledgement from God, “My father why have you forsaken me”, God could not bear to look on Him as he represented our sin.
The question answered of who Jesus was by a few bible characters; (a) John the Baptist, “The Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29); (b) Peter, “You are the Christ, The son of the Living God”; (Matthew 16:16) Martha, “I believe that thou art the Christ, the son of God”, (John 11:27); (d) God the Father said of His Son, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased”.
Jesus is my Friend, Physician, Advocate, my joy and peace, King, my all in all. Hallelujah!!
SPEAKER: Rev. Edward L. Jenkins, Sr.
TEXT: Matthew 21: 8-11.