Preached on Sunday the 25th of September, 2022.
For much of Jesus's ministry, he intentionally withdrew from the crowds and rejected fame. Yet when it was time for him to enter Jerusalem for the final time, he intentionally made his entrance as public as possible. Why did he do this? He was declaring that he is one, the King long-promised by God. Such a claim is as valid today as it was then, for God has declared that every knee shall one day bow to this King. Will you bow to him now in gladness and joy, or will you bow to him at the final judgment in defeat and disgrace?