Easter in the garden

Garden of Eden

April 10, 2022 • Jon Furman • In The Garden

Sermon Notes - April 10, 2022 (Palm Sunday)
Garden of Eden (Mark 11:1-10 NLT) - Jon Furman

Zechariah 9:9 (ESV)
“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.”

Mark 11:1-3 (NLT)
As Jesus and his disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to the towns of Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two of them on ahead. “Go into that village over there,” he told them. “As soon as you enter it, you will see a young donkey tied there that no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks, ‘What are you doing?’ just say, ‘The Lord needs it and will return it soon.’”

Mark 11:4-6 (NLT)
“The two disciples left and found the colt standing in the street, tied outside the front door. As they were untying it, some bystanders demanded, “What are you doing, untying that colt?” They said what Jesus had told them to say, and they were permitted to take it.

Mark 11:7-8 (NLT)
Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their garments over it, and he sat on it. Many in the crowd spread their garments on the road ahead of him, and others spread leafy branches they had cut in the fields.

Mark 11:9-10 (NLT)
Jesus was in the center of the procession, and the people all around him were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessings on the coming Kingdom of our ancestor David! Praise God in highest heaven!”

Zechariah 4:6b (NIV)
"Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty."

The donkey surrendered to Jesus.
(He accepted his royal authority over him)

The villagers were generous with their donkey.
(What is God asking you to be generous with?)

Jesus chose to ride the donkey, not the warhorse.
(Are you willing to submit to God’s strategy?)