Rev Andy Nixon

The One True King

April 2, 2023

Series: Parallels

Until Jesus enters Jerusalem, Jesus and His followers have been a minor annoyance. While in Galilee, Jesus was a nuisance to political and religious leaders of the day, but with his coming to the Holy City now Jesus creates a problem. Everything intensifies. In truth, Jesus probably went to Jerusalem many, many times in his life - but Matthew, Mark and Luke structure their gospels to move from Galilee to Jerusalem as a story-telling device. The closer to Jerusalem Jesus gets the more tense the situation, thus setting the stage for Holy Week.


Extra Mile: The entrance Jesus makes into Jerusalem is a statement, and it’s intentional. Jesus is claiming to be The King of Israel and beyond, but he is not the kind of king people might expect. Zechariah 9:9 states, “Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”


Scripture: Luke 19:28-40