Good morning! I’m glad to welcome you to worship today at Hillcrest Baptist Church.
In Matthew 21:1-11, we have the Triumphal Entry of Jesus. No doubt, as Jesus had just come from Jericho, where He had healed the two blind men, there was a crowd following Jesus—some His disciples and other curiosity seekers. Then there were the multitudes that had come to Jerusalem for the Passover. As Jesus enters the city, all of these groups come together and begin to shout “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.” (v.9)
For those of us who know fully why Jesus came and what He accomplished for us, how much more should we rejoice, celebrate, worship and fully submit ourselves to our wonderful Savior and Lord? In fact, verse 11 indicates that “the entire city was moved” when Jesus entered Jerusalem. What must it have been like on that day with thousands of people shouting, celebrating and singing praises unto King Jesus?
Not all were praising Jesus on that day. In fact, Luke 19:39 tells us that the Pharisees rebuked Jesus for allowing the crowds to praise Him. Jesus told the Pharisees, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” (Luke 19:40) May our lives and lips be so full of praise of Him that all the rocks will remain silent.