05 April 2020 (am) – Mark 11:1-11
|Andy Bruins preaching from Mark on Sunday 5th April 2020.|
Mark 11:1-11 Great Expectations
Jesus nears Jerusalem. But before arriving, He stops and sends 2 disciples to fetch a donkey.
Fulfilling the prophecy of Zechariah (9:9) He then rides into the city as the crowds cry, ”Hosanna!”
The crowds are excited about “the coming of the Kingdom of David”, but Jesus only ever preaches
about the coming of the Kingdom of God! – Their expectations are far too low.
This initial excitement is short lived. Jesus looks around at the city and then returns to Bethany for
Summary: Jesus has set His face to Calvary and he will not be diverted by the excited crowds. His
mission and His goal are way beyond that which the crowds can envisage.
Q What are some of the ways that people today try to “recreate” Jesus?
Q Riding in on a donkey was a symbol of peace (A warrior comes on a horse). What is the peace
that Jesus came to bring? How is that peace possible?
Q Take a look at the parable of the sower and the soils (Mark 4:14-20). What are the dangers of
misunderstanding the gospel and believing that it’s all about life here and now?