Four Triumphal Entries

Four Triumphal Entries
(Psalm 24)

I. The earth is the Lord’s (Psalm 24:1-2)
A. The ark – a physical symbol of God’s presence on earth. (Exodus 25:22)
B. Palm Sunday – Jesus and the donkeys- “The Lord needs them.” (Matthew 21:3)
C. Christ’s ascension – “All authority in heaven and on earth…” (Matthew 28:18)

II. Only the righteous may approach God (Psalm 24:3-6)
A. The ark – Uzzah’s death reminds us that none of us are righteous. (2 Samuel 6:1-6, 12-15)
B. Palm Sunday – Jesus is righteous and makes us righteous. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
C. Christ’s ascension – Jesus brings the righteous dead to heaven. (Ephesians 4:8; Hebrews 12:22-24)

III. Open the gates for the King of Glory! (Psalm 24:7-10)
A. The ark – God’s glory fills Solomon’s temple. (1 Kings 8:10-11)
B. Palm Sunday – Jesus cleanses the earthly temple. (Matthew 21:10-13)
C. Christ’s ascension – Jesus returns to the heavenly temple in glory. (John 17:1,4-5; Hebrews 9:24)

IV. Future Fulfillment- His Second Coming. (Zechariah 14:4; Acts 1:6-12; Revelation 19:11-16; Psalm 24:9-10)

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