Sermons

Jesus Humbled Himself

Posted on March 29, 2021 at 3:25 PM

Dear members and friends of St. Peter's Anglican Church,

 

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

 

JESUS HUMBLED HIMSELF.

 

We read in John 12:14 -15 and Mark 11 : 9-11).

 

14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written:

15 “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion;

see, your king is coming,

seated on a donkey’s colt.” (Zechariah :9:9).

 

Mark 11: 9-11

" 9 Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted,

“Hosanna![a]”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[b]

10 “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!”

“Hosanna in the highest heaven!” ( Psalm 118:26).

 

Jesus chose to ride on a donkey as a sign

of his great humility to fulfil the prophecy in

Zachariah 9:9:

" Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion!

Shout, Daughter Jerusalem!

See, your king comes to you,

righteous and victorious,

lowly and riding on a donkey,

on a colt, the foal of a donkey."

The disciples of Jesus threw their clothes over the donkey

and Jesus sat on it. The people who followed

spread their clothes and palm branches on the road a head of Jesus

shouting:

Hosanna![a]”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”[b]

10 “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!

“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

The palm branches were a symbol of peace ( shalom)

and victory . Hosanna means : Save now.

Jesus was seen as a humble but victorious King who was coming

to bring salvation and peace.

 

In Philippians 2:5-11 We read:

"Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

 

May God help us to be like Jesus and humble ourselves in

order to bring glory to God the Father."

 

May God bless you with your families and friends and protect you by the precious blood of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.


Fr. James.

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