Jesus here begins His ‘victory lap’ up to the Mount of Olives and then into Jerusalem on a baby donkey. (Zechariah 9:9 and chapter 14 offer some insightful parallels to the significance of the Mount of Olives and the baby donkey.) His disciples delighted in worship Him as king while others tried to smother that worship. But this march is not a completely joyous one: Jesus wept over His city, prophecies the destruction of the Temple (which occurred in 70 AD), and then cleared out the market place that existed inside the Temple in righteous anger. But He also stayed behind to reason with people to help them understand His salvation – and the people hung on His every word. What does that mean for those of us who follow Jesus … and those who don’t? Here is my sermon on these things from Luke 19:28-48 (c.f. Isaiah 41:-19, 18-25).
God bless, Pastor Haydn.