• Sunday, March 28, 2021
• Six Things You Gotta Know About Palm Sunday
• Pastor Troy Brewer, OpenDoor Church, Burleson, TX
• The Scripture, The Donkey, The King, The Palms, The Timing & The Place
• The Scripture
• John 12:1-19 (Jesus Anointed at Bethany)
• Then, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus was who had
been dead, whom He had raised from the dead.
• 2 There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who
sat at the table with Him.
• 3 Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and
wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
• 4 Then one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said, 5
“Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?”
• 6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the
money box; and he used to take what was put in it. 7 But Jesus said, “Let her alone; she has
kept this for the day of My burial.
• 8 For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always.”
• 9 Now a great many of the Jews knew that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus’
sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead.
• 10 But the chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death also, 11 because on account of him
many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus.
• 12 The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus
was coming to Jerusalem, 13 took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and
cried out: “Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ The King of Israel!”
• 14 Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written: 15 “Fear not,
daughter of Zion; Behold, your King is coming, Sitting on a donkey’s colt.” (Ezekiel 9:9)
• 16 His disciples did not understand these things at first; but when Jesus was glorified, then
they remembered that these things were written about Him and that they had done these
things to Him.
• 17 Therefore the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of his tomb and
raised him from the dead, bore witness. 18 For this reason the people also met Him,
because they heard that He had done this sign.
• 19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, “You see that you are accomplishing
nothing. Look, the world has gone after Him!”
• The thing about donkeys…
• Symbolic of coming in peace or coming in conquest
• Luke 19:28-39
• When He had said this, He went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 And it came to pass,
when He drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mountain called Olivet, that He sent
two of His disciples,
• 30 saying, “Go into the village opposite you, where as you enter you will find a colt tied, on
which no one has ever sat. Loose it and bring it here. 31 And if anyone asks you, ‘Why are
you loosing it?’ thus you shall say to him, ‘Because the Lord has need of it.’”
• 32 So those who were sent went their way and found it just as He had said to them. 33 But
as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, “Why are you loosing the colt?”
• 34 And they said, “The Lord has need of him.” 35 Then they brought him to Jesus. And they
threw their own clothes on the colt, and they set Jesus on him. 36 And as He went, many
spread their clothes on the road.
• 37 Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole
multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty
works they had seen,
• 38 saying: “‘Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Peace in heaven and
glory in the highest!”
• 39 And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your
• 40 But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones
would immediately cry out.”
• They had a yes in their spirit (both the disciples and the giver). The Lord knows where the
• John 12:12-13
• “The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to
Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out,
‘Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!'”
• Palm trees
• Revelation 7:9
• (A Multitude from the Great Tribulation)
• After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all
nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb,
clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands
• The Timing
• -Abraham & Issac on Mount Moriah
• -1000 years later David brings the Ark of the Covenant to the threshing floor of Araunah the
• -1000 years later Jesus enters Jerusalem on Palm Sunday
• -All to the day and the hour. All to the same exact real estate.
• The Place
• Abraham goes to Mount Moriah to sacrifice his son, Isaac. God provides a sacrifice and he
sees Jesus as the true and living sacrifice “afar off.”
• The altar of Abraham became the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite.
• David bought this threshing floor to build an altar for God to stop a plague. He later put his
“Tabernacle of David” on that spot.
• Solomon built the Temple on that very real estate where Jesus walked on Palm Sunday as