We often call this passage the “Triumphant Entry.” Remember though, this took place when Rome was in power. They knew something about triumphal entries and would have laughed at this one. Warren Wiersbe says, "The Romans were experts at parades and official public events… An official “Roman Triumph” was indeed something to behold. When a Roman general came back to Rome after a complete conquest of an enemy, he was welcomed home with an elaborate official parade. In the parade, he would exhibit his trophies of war and the illustrious prisoners he had captures. The victorious general rode in a golden chariot, priests burned incense in his honor, and the people shouted his name and praised him. The procession ended at the arena, where people were entertained by watching the captives fight with the wild beasts. That was a Roman Triumph." Our King’s Triumphal Entry was nothing like that…
In this passage, we see Jesus and his disciples around the city of Jericho. He tells of his death and resurrection, but the disciples still don’t’ get it. Jesus teaches his disciples about servant leadership. Finally, Jesus restores sight to a blind man. What a day! His eyes are now set on the task before him in Jerusalem.
Relationships. We all have them. Some relationships we have are better than others. Yet, all relationships can be improved upon. There is no such thing as a perfect relationship. In this sermon, we look at how to apply certain characteristics to our relationships.