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Unexpected Salvation

April 13, 2014 Speaker: Series: Palm Sunday

Topic: Special Sunday

Unexpected Salvation
Pastor Corrie Gustafson | 04.13.14


A Legend to the Triumphal

Entry
 Clothes on the backs of the donkeys
-Recalls the judges of Israel and saddles made of cloth
-See Judges 5:1-2, 9-10; 10:3

Jesus rides a donkey into Jerusalem
-The humble entry of the king/messiah prophesied in the Old Testament
-Matt 21:4-5 echoes Zechariah 9:9-13 and Isaiah 62:11
-See also 2 Samuel 7:13-14; Isaiah 7 & 9; Jeremiah 23, Daniel 7 & 9

Palm and other branches
−Used during the Feast of Booths/Tabernacles to remember God’s provision in the wilderness
−The Israelites used branches to create temporary shelters
−For the Jews, branches symbolize times of joy/rejoicing in their history
−For Greeks and Romans, branches symbolize peace and victory
− See Leviticus 23:33-44, 1 Kings 6:29-35, Nehemiah 8:13-14

Clothes on the ground
− This mimics the proclamation of Jehu as king of Israel
− See 2 Kings 9:1-13


Hosanna!
 

-In Hebrew is means, “save now!” or “save we pray!”
− Psalm 11:25-26 God’s

Unexpected Salvation

1) Salvation from sin
− Hebrews 9:15


 2) Salvation for all
− John 3:16-17; Romans 3:22-24; Galatians 3:26-28


 3) Salvation from circumstances
− Luke 5:18-20; Ephesians 3:20

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