All In, with Kirk Crossing
All In, with Kirk Crossing
Now Appearing (1) – Luke 19.28-40
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As we approach Easter and celebrate the greatest appearance of all time, the appearance of the resurrected Jesus, it’s good to remember that Jesus is still appearing today.  To many, he is appearing for the first time and they put their faith in him.  For those who already know him, he continues to appear to us in his Word so that we might know him and trust him more.
In Luke 19.28-40, Jesus deliberately appeared as God’s promised king.  In commandeering a colt, he exercised his royal power.  In riding down the Mount of Olives, his disciples sang his praises and celebrated him as the long-awaited king in a royal procession.  Finally, when told by the Pharisees to rebuke his disciples for acting this way, Jesus made a royal pronouncement: “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”  His kingship and God’s work through him are inevitable and desired even by creation itself.
In this passage, there is no question that Jesus continues to appear to his disciples as our unrivaled king.  If Jesus is our king, then we owe him our obedience, our devotion, and our praise.