ACTIONS UPON ARRIVAL
#11 of 16 – THE ACTION GOSPEL
· Why is Palm Sunday a significant day to remember?
· What was the atmosphere of Palm Sunday? Why is that atmosphere ironic?
· What practical lessons can we learn from Palm Sunday?
In Mark 11 we see Jesus' "triumphant" entry into
A. INSTRUCTIONS CONCERNING TRANSPORTATION - Vss. 1-3
B. SECURING THE COLT - Vss. 4-7
D. WORSHIP OF THE KING - Vss. 8-10
E. ENTRANCE INTO
· The Lord "had need of the colt". Does He have need of us? How? Why?
Jesus was given a Messianic
· What was Jesus looking for in verse 11?
· Does Jesus examine his church today? How should this challenge us?
A. DISCOVERY AND PROCLAMATION - Vss. 12-14
B. THE DEAD TREE - Vss. 20-21
B. SPIRITUAL LESSONS - Vss. 22-26
¨ Was Jesus wrong to curse the fig tree?
¨ Although it was early for figs, leaves and figs arrive around the same time. If it was full of leaves, there should have been figs.
¨ How was the nation
¨ The disciples were amazed at the speedy withering of the fig tree. How does Jesus' statement of verse 22 incriminate the disciples and us? Hebrews 11:6
¨ It is easy to make great statements of faith. Why is it hard to maintain faith after making great statements? Verse 23, Hebrews 11:6
¨ What does verse 24 tell us about our prayers lives?
¨ What does verse 24 tells us about the prayer life of our church?
¨ Because of where these verses appear in the text, what can we can conclude about unforgiveness and prayer?
A. ACTION BY JESUS - Vss. 15-16
B. TEACHING BY JESUS - Vs. 17
C. RESPONSE OF JESUS - Vss. 18-19
§ This event took place in the "Court of the Gentiles". This is where purchases could be made for temple worship. The family of the high priest ran the concessions.
§ How was dealing in the temple similar to going to a Pirates or Steelers game?
§ Carrying things through the temple could very well pollute it. How does this apply to us today?
§ Is the church to be a "house of prayer" like the temple?
§ Why is such little emphasis placed on corporate prayer today?
§ We know how a liberal church can be a "den of thieves" with its sales and games. How can a fundamental church become a "den of thieves"?
§ Why did the leadership want to destroy Jesus? What stopped them?
A. QUESTION OF AUTHORITY - Vss. 27-28
B. QUESTION CONCERNING JOHN - Vss. 29-30
C. QUANDARY OF THE LEADERS - Vs. 31-32
D. TRIUMPH OF JESUS - Vs. 33
Ø What right did the leaders have to question Jesus?
Ø What right did Jesus have to do what He did? His right was superior.
Ø The questioning of Jesus revealed the key problem that the leaders had. What was it?
Ø What did the authority of John have to do with Jesus' authority?
Ø Why did Jesus' question about John silence the leaders?