Just listened to Tim Keller’s Palm Sunday sermon from this year. It fits so well into our discussion about “A Different Kind of Rescue.” I’m going to take us there.
Some new and wonderful thoughts for me — perhaps for you too, to strengthen you in your journey.
Read Luke 19:28-44
1. When Jesus told the disciples he was going to ride into Jerusalem, they probably thought, “At last!” They no doubt pictured him coming on a great white horse triumphantly — like Revelation (and Martin French’s drawing a few posts back) says he will one day return. How might they have felt when he chose, instead, a colt like the one pictured here?
2. Meditate on verse 30. How do most animals who have never been ridden react when a rider mounts them? What did this colt understand?
3. What thoughts do you have about the owner giving up the colt so easily. What did the Spirit help him understand?
4. Describe the crowd — why were they so excited? What kind of rescue did they expect?
5. Describe the interchange between the Pharisees and the disciples in verses 39-40.
6. How is Jesus Lord of all creation? Though the rescue you are experiencing right now may not be the kind of rescue you longed for, what truths can you speak to your soul based on this passage?
7. Michal Card has a song called “God’s Own Fool.” Share your thoughts or favorite renditions of that song.