A King’s Coronation
What makes this coronation different from any other?
- He is on a Divine Schedule
(v.1) – Jesus actually initiates His own coronation.
- He sets it all in motion.
(v.2)- He was controlling everything.
- He wanted to demonstrate to the world that He was not a victim.
- Every detail was worked out before time began with absolute precision.
- He wanted them to speak for themselves that there was no doubt about the credentials of Jesus Christ.
- It would lead to the anger of the Pharisees.
- He Fulfills Prophecies at His Coronation (vv.3-7)
- Zechariah 9:1-8
- Great Ruler will come and deliver Israel
- Alexander the Great
- Verse 9-
- Contrast to Alexander the Great
- He’s a king, unlike any other king.
- You see, you have to take Jesus for who He is, not for who you want Him to be.
- There is a different response at His Coronation
- (v.8) They spread their coats before Him in the road.
- They threw down palm branches.
- (v.9) “Hosanna to the Son of David.”
- “Hosanna” means “save now.”
- They’re crying for salvation.
- Note- They had a different expectation for their Messiah.
- That’s not the Jesus they want.
- That’s not the king they want
- His coronation brings confusion and questions (vv.10-11)
- They knew who He was.
- They were not interested in an eternal kingdom.
- There is another group of people
- They see all of His credentials, but they’re looking for external stuff.
- Where are you in this coronation?
- Who is Jesus to you?