Lk19:35-40 Cry Out, Hosanna!
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# Cry Out, "Hosanna!" ## Luke 19:35-40 >>> + Today's passage is about a **celebration**! + But sometimes can be **hard** to celeb or **worship** God + **Stressors**: endless **to-do** lists + **family** oblig., **work** / school + **health** concerns, **money** concerns + even remem. to wear **mask** / distancing + Things in our lives we feel are just **wrong**: + Feel **cheated**, unfairly treated, misunderstood + Get **frust.**, angry, tired, bitter --- # What do I have to **celebrate** about? >>> + Do the celebrations of a group of **Israelites** + on the other side of the world, 2000 yrs ago + give **me** any reason to celeb now in 21st cent? + Today, as we turn our attention off our own **complaints** + and toward **Christ's** mighty acts of deliverance + Find the meaning of the word, "**Hosanna!**" + See the **power** of God manifest in our lives + Renewed **confidence** to testify to what God has done + Together, behold **Lamb of God**: --- (prayer) >>> + **Illuminate** our hearts w/**light** of Your truth + **Teach** us who You are, as Saviour, Redeemer, King + **Mould** us to walk in Your footsteps + in **humility** + obedience + **Strengthen** us to proclaim boldly the witness of Your power --- ## The Triumphal Entry + **Matthew 21:1-11** *(Messiah)*: find donkey, Zech9, Hosanna / Ps118, "who is this?" + **Mark 11:1-11** *(Suffering Servant)*: find donkey, Hosanna / Ps118 + **Luke 19:28-44** *(Saviour to all)*: find donkey, Ps118, stones cry out + **John 12:12-19** *(Son of God)*: Hosanna / Ps118, Zech9, Laz, "whole world after Him!" >>> + Today's passage: **triumphal entry** + Recorded in all 4 Gospels, each w/diff **emphasis** + Matt: fulfill OT **prophecy** + Mk: **narrative**, Jesus as Suff. Servant: misund. + Lk: **comprehensive** account for non-Jews + Jn: person of Jesus as **God** made man: "I am" + Luke highlights Jesus' preparation of the **donkey**: + **read** together Luke 19:35-40 (ESV): ****** And they brought it to Jesus,
and throwing their cloaks on the colt,
they set Jesus on it. (# "ref") And as he rode along,
they spread their cloaks on the road. [Luke 19:35-40 (ESV) (p.1/3)](# "ref") ****** (# "ref") As he was drawing near -- already
on the way down the Mount of Olives -- the whole multitude of his disciples began
to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice
for all the mighty works that they had seen, (# "ref") saying, “Blessed is the King who comes
in the name of the Lord!
Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” [Luke 19:35-40 (ESV) (p.2/3)](# "ref") ****** (# "ref") And some of the Pharisees in the crowd
said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” (# "ref") He answered,
“I tell you, if these were silent,
the very stones would cry out.” [Luke 19:35-40 (ESV) (p.3/3)](# "ref") --- ## Hosanna! [(Luke 19)](# "ref") 1. **Follow** the Humble King [(v35-36)](# "ref") 1. **Cry Out**, "Hosanna!" [(v37-38)](# "ref") 1. **Testify** to What He Has Done [(v39-40)](# "ref") >>> + 1. Our **Saviour's** promise: + path to **salvation** through **humility** + affliction + 2. Our **response** in faith: + **thanksgiving** for what He's done + earnest **plea** for rescue He will bring about + 3. Our **witness** to the world: + **stones** of memorial attesting to His power + Disciples **prepared** a + seemingly **dissonant** procession for Him: --- And they brought it to Jesus,
and throwing their cloaks on the **colt**,
they set Jesus on it. (# "ref") And as he rode along,
they spread their **cloaks** on the road. [Luke 19:35-36 (ESV)](# "ref") [Portland, OR. Nick de Partee](https://unsplash.com/photos/5DLBoEX99Cs "caption") >>> + Clothes on road: reverence for **king** + Riding young donkey: as humble **servant** + Indicate pathway to **glory** through **suffering** + Acct in Matt (OT **prophecies**) xrefs **Zech**: --- **Rejoice** greatly, O daughter of Zion!
**Shout** aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your **king** is coming to you;
**righteous** and having **salvation** is he, **humble** and mounted on a **donkey**,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey. [Zechariah 9:9 (ESV)](# "ref") [TS Sergey](https://unsplash.com/photos/Aw76eFV8h_E "caption") >>> + Zech 9: **promise** our King will rescue + v9 **describes** the King: + **Righteous** (just, vindicated) + **Saviour** (rescue, deliver, Jesus) + **Humble** (bowed down, afflicted, suffering) + Quoting this vs, crowds ack. Jesus as **Messiah**/Christ: + it's why Pharisees took **offense** + But didn't realize what **kind** of King + In fact, not even the **disciples** understood + **how** Christ was to bring salvation: Lk18 --- And taking the **twelve**, he said to them,
“See, we are going up to **Jerusalem**, and
everything that is **written** about the Son of Man
by the **prophets** will be accomplished.... (# "ref") But they understood **none** of these things.
This saying was **hidden** from them,
and they did not **grasp** what was said. [Luke 18:31,34 (ESV)](# "ref") [Dallol, Ethiopia. Trevor Cole](https://unsplash.com/photos/UQJP4eEqRV0 "caption") >>> + (Abused, **killed**, rise on third day) + Disciples, even as **helped fulfill** prophecy, misunder + Theme mid-Luke: misunder **kingdom** of God, Messiah + Jesus was a man well-acquainted with **sorrows** + v41-44 **wept** over Jerusalem + her failure to **recognize** her day of redemption + He **knew** the suffering He was about to go through + Jesus is the **victorious** conquerer, strong to **save** + but **how** He did it was by **humbling** Himself + in **obedience** to Father's plan, **sacrifice** for sins + If this is how my **Master** and **Shepherd** walked, + will I **choose** to follow in His steps? + Will I choose the path of **humility**? + (if response is, "I'm **already** humble enough!") --- >>> + Every day, **stressors** that challenge us: + **Project** doesn't go as planned + **Kids** / parents don't do what I tell them + **Insulted**, belittled, or laughed at + No **choice** how others treat me, but choose how I **respond** + e.g., when young, single, **hot-headed**: stressed by **church** + Lined up reasons + verses **why** I'm right + Told mom I had **decision**: play hardball or soft + Mom **laughed** gently: why is it even a **question**? + If Jesus demonstrated that **humility** + submission + to God's plan is **stronger** than aggression + Will I make the same choice? --- # Will I **choose** the path of **humility**? --- ## Hosanna! [(Luke 19)](# "ref") 1. Follow the Humble King [(v35-36)](# "ref") 1. **Cry Out, "Hosanna!"** [(v37-38)](# "ref") 1. Testify to What He Has Done [(v39-40)](# "ref") >>> + Our Saviour + King **promises** to rescue us + if we **humbly** follow in + the path of **obedience** He pioneered + So we can **rejoice** in the **works** He's done + and the **works** He will do + In our sorrow + **desperation**, direct our attention to Him --- The whole multitude of his **disciples** began
to **rejoice** and praise God with a loud voice
for all the **mighty works** that they had seen, (# "ref") saying, “Blessed is the **King** who comes
in the **name** of the Lord!
**Peace** in heaven and **glory** in the highest!” [Luke 19:37-38 (ESV)](# "ref") [Hirzel, Switzerland. Ricardo Gomez Angel](https://unsplash.com/photos/iTwmi4p4Q_c "caption") >>> + **Jesus** set in motion the celebration, + **disciples** made it loud, **crowds** joined in + Proclaim **works** seen from Galilee to Jericho to Bethany + **Peace**, glory: cf **angels** at Christmas + **Blessed**: Lk to **non-Jewish** audience, so avoided Heb + but other gospels use **Hosanna** + Quoting **Ps118**: journey from **affliction** to **rescue** + A few snippets; read the rest: --- (# "ref") Out of my **distress** I called on the Lord;
the Lord **answered** me and set me **free**. (# "ref") It is better to take **refuge** in the Lord
than to **trust** in man. (# "ref") I **thank** you that you have **answered** me
and have become my **salvation**. [Psalm 118:5,8,21 (ESV)](# "ref") [Montreal, CA. Marc-Olivier Jodoin](https://unsplash.com/photos/TStNU7H4UEE "caption") >>> + Through history, children of **Israel** people of **suffering** + So when we are **afflicted**, opposed by enemies: + Follow example of **psalmist**: + **Call** on the Lord + Take **refuge** in Him alone + Give **thanks** for His rescue + So when the psalmist **returns** home, + he **enters** the city **gates** to worship: --- Open to me the **gates of righteousness**,
that I may enter through them
and **give thanks** to the Lord. (# "ref") This is the **gate of the Lord**;
the **righteous** shall enter through it. [Psalm 118:19-20 (ESV)](# "ref") [Old City of Jerusalem, Damascus Gate.
Leila Maziz. © UNESCO, CC-BY-SA 3.0 IGO](http://whc.unesco.org/en/documents/108391 "caption") >>> + This is the **gate** which Jesus now enters + He enters to **bring about** salvation + through His **suffering** on our behalf + So the **inhabitants** of Jerusalem reply, + with both **plea** and **rejoicing**: --- **Save us**, we **pray**, O Lord!
O Lord, we pray, give us **success**! (# "ref") **Blessed** is he who comes
in the **name** of the Lord!
We bless you from the house of the Lord. [Psalm 118:25-26 (ESV)](# "ref") [Tel Aviv-Yafo. Joseph Barrientos](https://unsplash.com/photos/oQl0eVYd_n8 "caption") >>> + Parallel structure v25: "We plead, Yahweh, **save** now!" + We plead, Yahweh, cause us to **advance** now!" + **Save** (hosanna): rescue (as from enemy / ext. threat) + Crowds literally calling out Jesus' **name** + **Success**: rush forward, advance (as army), prosper + Pair **plead** + **now**: implore, beseech, directed plea + earnest **request** from subord, not demand from entitle + **Directed**: to the only one who can save + w/**assurance** bc of what we've already seen Him do + So discip's **actions** in Lk19 fulfilled **prophecy** in Ps118 + befit Jesus: **Saviour** to whom "Hosanna" is directed + the One who opens up the **gates** of righteousness + Acct in **John** indicates: --- His disciples did **not understand**
these things at first, but when Jesus was **glorified**,
then they **remembered** that these things had been **written** about him
and had been **done** to him. [John 21:16 (ESV)](# "ref") [Aaron Burden](https://unsplash.com/photos/o--lefJNe0w "caption") >>> + They were **unconscious prophets** (Alexander McLaren): + Acting in **obedience** in the moment + Only **later** realizing **signif** + honour of actions + So sometimes we **worship** God out of duty / habit (have to) + But in **hindsight** see eternal **import** of our praise + Cry out **Hosanna**: **direct** hope to Christ the Saviour + With **thanksgiving** for what He's already done + In what area do I need **rescue** today? + e.g., amidst **pandemic**: acknowledge feelings of **loss**: + **masks**, distancing, caring for **kids** at home + **shock** to system, adjustment of daily habits + How do I **cope**? Ignore issue? Mad/frust? Resign/depr? + Where do I **turn**? Cry out, "Hosanna!" to Lord: "Save!" --- # In what
do I need **rescue**? --- ## Hosanna! [(Luke 19)](# "ref") 1. Follow the Humble King [(v35-36)](# "ref") 1. Cry Out, "Hosanna!" [(v37-38)](# "ref") 1. **Testify to What He Has Done** [(v39-40)](# "ref") >>> + 1. Our Saviour has **promised** rescue for us + if we **follow** His path of **humility** + 2. "Hosanna" means earnest **plea** for Him to save us + mixed with **thanksgiving** for what He's done + 3. The **testimony** of who He is, His **mighty** deeds + will reach the **ends** of the earth, + whether I **agree** or not! + Not **everyone** in the crowd was **rejoicing**: --- And some of the **Pharisees** in the crowd
said to him, “Teacher, **rebuke** your disciples.” (# "ref") He answered,
“I tell you, if these were **silent**,
the very **stones** would cry out.” [Luke 19:39-40 (ESV)](# "ref") [Palm Springs, CA. Edwards Cisneros](https://unsplash.com/photos/jfU3_67YiwQ "caption") >>> + Rebuke: upon **honor**: tell them it's not **right**/proper + Before: always kept **low profile**, told healed to stay **quiet** + Now, approaching **culmination** of mission of salvation: + **Approved** + even plan public celeb: provid **donkey** + **Knew** coming to Jerusalem would bring to a head the + **conflict** with legalistic righteousness + Didn't move in **secret** but **taught** daily in temple courts + **Stones** in OT: distg. char. not **silence** / diffic speak + but **endure**, bear **witness** (even Hab2) + e.g., **Joshua** leading Isr across **Jordan**: + bring up 12 large **stones** from riverbed --- This shall be a **sign** among you;
when your **children** ask later, saying,
‘What do these **stones** mean to you?’ (# "ref") then you shall say to them,
‘That the waters of the **Jordan** were cut off
before the ark of the covenant of the Lord’ [Joshua 4:6-7 (ESV)](# "ref") [Elephant Rock, Australia. Jordan Donaldson](https://unsplash.com/photos/FAVdyq1Qz24 "caption") >>> + Stones signify **markers**, memorials, delib. + immovable + Next gen **asks** about their **meaning**: + chance to **pass on** testimony of God's mighty acts + So in every gen, **stones** of memorial **cry out**, + attesting to **miracles** + signs of God's salvation + **John's** acct of triumphal entry mentions + 2 **crowds**: one from Bethany going w/Jesus + one from Jeru coming out to **meet** Him: --- The crowd that had been with him
when he called **Lazarus** out of the tomb
and **raised** him from the dead
continued to **bear witness**. (# "ref") The **reason** why the crowd went to meet him
was that they heard he had done this **sign**. [John 12:17-18 (ESV)](# "ref") [Mario Purisic](https://unsplash.com/photos/jG1z5o7NCq4 "caption") >>> + Crowd that went w/Jesus had **seen** Him raise Laz + bore **witness** to this to + Crowd coming out from **Jeru**: passing on the testimony + So the two crowds **together** could shout, "Hosanna!": + Rejoicing in what we've already **seen** of God's rescue + Earnestly **pleading** for His rescue to come + Does my **family** have stones of **memorial**? + Signif **markers** to help us remember God's provid + Often **caught up** in day-to-day **survival** + Miss steady **progress** of God's work in our **hearts** + like gparents noticing how **quickly** gkids grow up + Review old **photos**, remember what it was like **before** + Give **thanks** to God for what He's **done** --- # Do I bear **witness**
God has **done**? >>> + Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem reminds us of + His **example** as the humble suffering servant, on donkey + His power to **rescue** + redeem: crowds cry, "Hosanna!": + **rejoicing** over what He's done + earnest **plea** for what He will do + The **testimony** of His miraculous **works**: + We join with the **stones** of memorial + to **pass on** to next gen the **historical** facts + of His **intervention** in our lives + To **bear witness** to what God hath **wrought** --- >>> + Jesus, Saviour, Messiah, Son of God, Victorious King: + You came to earth in **humility** + affliction, + **fulfillment** of Father's plan spoken through prophets + Teach us always to **choose** Your path of humility + You came with **power** of God to give us **new life**: + Teach us to **rejoice** in Your salvation + and take **refuge** in You for your imminent rescue + You **act** in our lives, even today, + the **testimony** of which cannot be **silenced**: + Teach us to **remember**, and **bear witness** to Your power