Following Jesus
Follow Jesus to His Triumph
Sunday April 14th, 2019 - Pastor Wungreiso Valui
Matthew 21:1-16


Jesus rode on a donkey into Jerusalem to make public His claim to be the Messiah and the King of Israel in fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy. The disciples spread their cloaks on the donkey's back for Jesus to sit on, and the multitudes came out to welcome Him, laying before Him their cloaks and the branches of palm trees. The people hailed and praised Him as the "King who comes in the name of the Lord" as He rode to the temple, where He taught the people, healed them, and drove out the money-changers and merchants who had made His Father's house a "den of robbers." How was Jesus able to fulfill His mission on earth and what can we learn from Jesus?


"Loose them and bring them to Me." - Matthew 21:2
  • 1. Jesus Fulfilled The Law And The Prophets. - Matthew 21:1-4
    Jesus obeyed and did not satisfy the desires of the flesh.
"And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, 'Who is this?' - Matthew 21:10
  • 2. Jesus Came To Declare He Was The Messiah. - Matthew 21:5-11
    Jesus obeyed God and did not take shortcuts.
"And He said to them, 'It is written, "My house shall be called a house of prayer," but you have made it a 'den of thieves.'" Then the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them." - Matthew 21:13-14
  • 3. Jesus Came To Bring The Kingdom Of God. - Matthew 21:11-16
    Jesus obeyed God and did not fall for worldly spectacular things.


  • 1. To turn your trials to triumph, do not satisfy the flesh.
  • 2. To turn your trials to triumph, do not look for spectacular things. Seek God and live in obedience to God. Trust in God for your daily needs.
  • 3. To turn your trials to triumph, wait on the Lord and do not take a shortcut to fulfill God's plan in your life.