Download or listen to 5 sermons from Alistair Begg about Palm Sunday.
The Advent season season encourages us not only to reflect on Christ's coming, but to look forward to his return. In this study of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem before the Passover, we learn to anticipate his triumphant return as king and judge.
When Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, the people praised Him, but did they know who He really was? Sadly, the same crowd that gave Jesus praise upon His entry later called for His crucifixion. Alistair Begg suggests that professing Christians can also fall prey to this kind of hypocrisy when people honor Christ with their mouths, but their hearts are far from Him.
The story of Jesus' triumphal entry is familiar to many, but its significance is that it fulfills what was written about Jesus many years earlier. In this message from Isaiah 62, we learn that the triumphal entry is part of God's announcement of salvation to the ends of the earth.
Imagine living in the first century as a twelve year old Jewish boy and happening across the scene when Jesus entered Jerusalem on the back of a donkey. How would a young boy interpret this historic moment in time, and would he understand the true nature of this king? Alistair Begg recreates this dramatic scene in this message.
Some people celebrate Palm Sunday out of a sense of obligation or nostalgia, while others view the occasion with skepticism. As Alistair Begg explains, the details of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem can only be truly viewed through the lens of believing faith. Like the disciples, we cannot understand that Jesus is Messiah and King until the grace of God opens our eyes.