What is it Like When Jesus Comes into Your Life?
Matthew 21:1-17

INTRODUCTION TO THE SCRIPTURE:
What will is it like when Jesus comes into your life? It is more than a funny feeling. It is more than a prayer. It is more than an act of obedience. It is a submission to him as your King and Savior. This demands excavating the worldly things from the recesses of your heart in order to fill yourself with the mind and love of Christ.

DISCUSSION OF THE SCRIPTURE:
The Entry
Matthew 21:1-10
The King comes prepared for the holy work he has been sent to do for his people–Matthew 21:1-7.
Zechariah 9:9
Zechariah 9:14-17
Isaiah 62:11-12
The disciples were ready to receive his prepared instructions.

He is to be greeted with holy joy by his subjects; pray that your joy may be deep and true–Matthew 21:8-9.
Psalm 118:25-26
2 Samuel 5:2

Seek to know him, to say, “This is Jesus,” out of a true personal knowledge–Matthew 21:10.
“Do You Know My Jesus?”

The Judgment
Matthew 21:12-17
“The Lord is in his holy temple, let all the earth keep silence before him”–Matthew 21:12-13
Those buying and selling were changing money so that the sacrifices could be purchased with the Hebrew coin. However, their practice had become sinful because:
1) they were charging an unauthorized and exuberant fee,
2) they were had most likely forgotten that the Lord “desires mercy and not sacrifice.”
3) Zechariah 14:21, “And there shall no longer be a trader in the house of the Lord of hosts on that day.”
His house is a house of prayer; drive out worldly thoughts; hush your hearts into solemn attention.
Hosea 6:6
Hosea 7:13-14
When the wicked have been driven out, those needing the Physician enter.

The little ones’ praises are acceptable unto God.
It is rare for Jesus to welcome worship while he was on this earth.
Jesus allows these small children to praise him.
The small children recognize him for who he is.
The religious leaders are refuse to recognize him because of who they are.
Matthew 19:14
Matthew 11:25-26

INVITATION FROM THE SCRIPTURE:
Are you ready to let Jesus into your life? It will require extensive renovation of your hearts and minds, but you will never regret the great blessing of being at peace and at home with your Lord.

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