Why Celebrate?

Luke 19:33-40

For the three years of Jesus ministry, He talked about the Kingdom of God being at hand.

In Jesus’ day, there were two ruling kingdoms:

  1. The Roman Empire.
  2. The Pharisees and Sadducees

As you listen to Jesus' words carefully, it is clear He was determined to undo both kingdoms and replace them with the rules of the kingdom of God.

Into these kingdoms comes Jesus, telling the people that God loved them.

In many of their eyes, Jesus must be the Messiah.

The question of the day on everyone's mind was “Is He the Messiah?”

The King was sent from God to set all things right!

Finally, the day comes. Jesus has been cautious, but not today.

He would fulfill prophecy and ride into the city on a donkey.

Jesus was making His claim: I am the Messiah.

Everything is in alignment but not as the people understood.

Jesus had eternal work to do!

Jesus had come to:

  • be the final sacrificial lamb.
  • remove all the barriers
  • break off all the bondage
  • set the captives free
  • give sight to the blind

No longer bound by works, mankind could walk in the Kingdom of God by faith. They celebrated one day but we should celebrate every day.

Are you growing in this kingdom of God?

The Bible has spelled out a way for us to grow in Jesus.

The pathway is found in2 Peter 1:3-10

2 Peter 1:5-7
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love

In the kingdom of God, there is a new order.  

Luke 17:20-21 – Within us.

  • Love others
  • Overlook wrongs
  • Be kind to others
  • Care for the poor and needy
  • Be honest
  • Forgive others
  • Serve others
  • Be patient
  • Be moderate
  • Be pure-hearted
  • Be faithful
  • Be merciful

When was the last time you let go of the old man and embraced the new one?

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