MATTHEW 21

14 Outlines

 

Matthew 21:1-11

THE MESSIAH ARRIVES

 

Here is a brief outline, summing up the events of Palm Sunday, as presented by Matthew:

 

THE PLAN OF JESUS Vss. 1-3

THE PROPHECY TO BE FULFILLED Vss. 4-5

THE PARTICIPATION OF THE DISCIPLES Vss. 6-1

They Obeyed Vs. 6

They Gave Vss. 7-8

They Praised Vss. 9-11

 

 

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Matthew 21:1-11

PALM SUNDAY

 

INSTRUCTIONS – Vss. 1-3

 

INTENT – Vss. 4-5

 

INVOLVEMENT – Vss. 6-9

Of the Disciples – Vss. 6-7

Of the Crowd – Vss. 8-9

 

INQUIRY – Vss. 10-11

 

 

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Matthew 21:1-11

PALM SUNDAY (2)

THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE DISCIPLES Vss. 1-3

 

They were to go and do exactly as they were told.

As modern day disciples, this is still our responsibility.

 

THE REASON FOR THE INSTRUCTIONS Vss. 4-5

God's Word would be fulfilled if the disciples obeyed.

Fulfilling God's will is the best reason in the world for obeying God. After all, God's will is "good, acceptable and perfect" (Romans 12:2)

 

THE RESPONSE OF OBEDIENCE Vss. 6-7

Here is a great compliment here.

The disciples do exactly as they were told.

May this also be our response to God's directions.

 

THE REACTION OF THE CROWD Vss. 8-11

They gave to Jesus adoration and praise.

We should do the same! See Revelation 4:11

 

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GOOD DISCIPLES

Matthew 21:1-11

 

We hear much about the faults of the disciples, especially before Pentecost.  However, there were many times that the disciples did say and do the right things.  In the Palm Sunday story, please some of the qualities of good disciples.

 

1. Ears to listen. Vss. 1-5

 

2. Feet to go. Vs. 6a

 

3. Will to obey. Vs. 6b-7

 

4. Possessions to share. Vss. 7-8

 

5. Lips to proclaim. Vss. 9-11

 

 

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Matthew 21:1-12

FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS

 

The disciples followed the Lord's directions for "Palm Sunday".

We should follow the Lord's directions because:

 

THE LORD'S DIRECTIONS ARE SPECIFIC - Vss. 1-3

Jesus told the disciples where to go, what to do, and what to say.

Through the Word of God and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we too will receive specific instructions. Romans 12:2, John 16:12-14, Psalm 32:8

 

THE LORD'S DIRECTIONS ARE SCRIPTURAL - Vss. 4-5

Jesus was out to fulfill Scripture and to do God's will. John 4:34, 9:4, Matthew 5:18

We should do the same! Mark 13:31

 

THE LORD'S DIRECTIONS ARE SURE - Vss. 6-7

The disciples found things to be just as Jesus told them. We count on God's directions as accurate. Mark 11:1-6

 

THE LORD'S DIRECTIONS ARE SPECIAL - Vss. 8-11

Because Jesus directions were followed the disciples were part of a great day and a day when God's word was fulfilled.  Whenever we follow God's directions, the results will be special. Sinners will be challenged and saved. Saints will be edified.

 

 

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Matthew 21:1-16

WHAT A DAY!

 

PALM SUNDAY WAS:

 

A DAY OF COMPLIANCE – Vss. 1-6

A DAY OF ACCEPTANCE – Vss. 7-11

A DAY OF CLEANSING – Vss. 12-13

A DAY OF HEALING – Vs. 14

A DAY OF PRAISE – Vss. 15-16

 

 

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Matthew 21:1-16

THE KING IS COMING!

 (Palm Sunday)

 

THE ARRIVAL OF THE KING - Vss. 1-11

 

THE AUTHORITY OF THE KING - Vss. 12-14

Over His House - Vss. 12-13

Over Disease - Vs. 14

 

THE ACCLAMATION OF THE KING - Vss. 15-16

 

 

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Matthew 21:3 etc.

THE LORD HATH NEED

 

And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.

 

Technically, as God, Jesus doesn't really need anything. He's self-sufficient.  But the Lord has chosen to need things.

 

THE LORD NEEDED A DONKEY - Matthew 21:1-5

He needed the donkey in order to fulfil prophecy.    

 

THE LORD NEEDS DESTITUTE MEN - Luke 8:26-39

Here was a man who was in terrible shape due to the influence of demons. Vs. 27

The Lord healed him by casting out the demons. Vss. 30-33

The man was transformed. Vs. 35

The man wanted to follow Jesus, but Jesus sent him back to his own people as a testimony.

The Lord still needs men and women who were destitute, who have found deliverance in the Lord Jesus to testify for Him. Psalm 107:2, 1 Peter 3:15

 

THE LORD NEEDS DANGEROUS MEN - ACTS 9:1-16

Paul (Saul) was dangerous.  He persecuted the early church. Vss. 1-2

Jesus confronted Paul and Paul was converted. Vss. 3-9

Jesus had great plans of usefulness for this once dangerous man. Vss. 10-16

There are men and women today who were once dangerous, who are now used of God to further the Gospel. Ephesians 2:8-10, Matthew 28:19-20

 

THE LORD NEEDS DEVOTED MEN - Luke 9:23-24, Luke 14:26-27

Devoted men and women are needed to live for Christ.  There is a high cost for devotion, as these Scriptures indicate.

 

 

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Matthew 21:12-13

TEMPLE TALK

 

This is the story of Jesus cleansing the temple. 

Each believer is the temple of God. The Holy Spirit dwells inside of us. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Often, we need the same cleansing that Jesus gave the temple in Jerusalem.

 

GOD'S PURPOSE - A HOUSE OF PRAYER

There should be a worship center inside of each of us! We are the ones who are to praise and to pray. We should always do God's will. Ephesians 5:18-21, 6:18

 

OUR PROBLEM - A DEN OF THIEVES

We have allowed other things to rob God of the preeminence that He should have in our lives.

Proverbs 6:16-19, Colossians 3:5-11

 

JESUS' PROMINENCE - A TEMPLE CLEANSED

Jesus removed that which was offensive from the Jerusalem temple.

If allowed prominence in our lives, Jesus will cleanse our temples too. 1 John 1:9

 

 

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Matthew 21:12-16

SPRING CLEANING

 

This is the time of the year when many housewives scrub away the dirt of winter with the spring cleaning of their homes.  Jesus performed a "spring cleaning" of His own with the cleansing of the temple.  We should be willing to let Him perform a spring cleaning in our lives.

 

JESUS' PRESENCE - Vs. 12a

JESUS' PROMINENCE - Vs. 12b

JESUS' PROCLAMATION - Vs. 13

JESUS' POWER - Vs. 14

THE LEADERS' PROBLEM - Vss. 15-16

 

 

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Matthew 21:12-16

ROYAL ACTIONS

 

Jesus arrived as Israel's King.  Although in reality Jesus was rejected at this time, He still acted in a royal way.

 

THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF THE KING - Vss. 12-13

The temple was cleansed of those who used religion as a means of crooked gain.

 

THE REIGN OF THE KING - Vs. 14

This king's authority over disease is shown.

 

THE REJOICING IN THE KING - Vss. 15-16

The children sang his praise in fulfillment of Scripture. Psalm 8:2

 

THE REJECTION OF THE KING - Vss. 15-16

The religious leaders saw Jesus' actions and heard the words of the children, and were upset.  They had rejected Jesus as their king.

 

 

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Matthew 21:17-22

FAITH EXAMPLE

 

Jesus shows and explains the type of faith that we as Christians should have.

 

THE PRONOUNCEMENT OF FAITH - Vss. 17-19

THE PROFIT OF FAITH - Vss. 20-21

THE PRAYER OF FAITH - Vs. 22

 

 

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Matthew 21:28-32

TWO SONS

 

A REPENTANT SON – Vss. 28-29

A son had refused to obey, and then repented.

 

A REBELLIOUS SON – Vss 30

A son said he would obey, but never did.

 

A REBUKED PEOPLE – Vss. 31-32

The Scribes and Pharisees claimed to be religious, but when John the Baptist preached, they refused to repent.

As Christians, we often give “lip service” obedience to our Heavenly Father, but do not obey.  But what we need to do is repent and to do as He asks.

 

 

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Matthew 21:33-46

A POINTED PARABLE

 

RESPONSIBILITY GIVEN - Vs. 33

RESULTS EXPECTED - Vs. 34

REBELLION PRACTICED - Vss. 35-39

RETRIBUTION ASSURED - Vss. 40-46

 

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