Each week we LIVESTREAM the Lord's Day Sabbath School at 10a, Lord's Day morning public worship at 11a, and Lord's Day p.m. singing (3p) and sermon (3:45), and the Midweek Sermon and Prayer Meeting at 6:30p on Wednesday

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

2020.03.24 Hopewell @Home ▫ Matthew 21:7–16

Questions from the Scripture text: What did they bring to Jesus in Matthew 21:7? What did they do to them? What did they do to Jesus? Who spread their clothes on the road (Matthew 21:8)? What did others do? What two multitudes were there in Matthew 21:9? What did they cry out? Who was moved in Matthew 21:10? What did they ask? What did the multitudes answer (Matthew 21:11)? Where did Jesus go in Matthew 21:12? Whom did he drive out? Whose tables did He overturn? Whose seats did He overturn? Who came to Him in the temple (Matthew 21:14)? What did He do to them? Who, in Matthew 21:15, saw the wonderful things that He did? And what did they hear? How did they feel about this? What did they say to Jesus in Matthew 21:16? How did Jesus answer about the children’s praises?
Next week’s Call to Worship, Prayer for Help, and Song of Adoration come from Matthew 21:7–16 in order to sing God’s thoughts after Him with All Glory, Laud, and Honor.

Matthew 21:9 paints a splendid picture: a multitude in front of Jesus and a multitude behind Jesus, crying out His praise and calling upon the hosts of highest heaven to help them (cf. Psalm 103:20-22).

Even now, the hosts of heaven worship Him who sits upon the throne, and the Lamb, for the redemption that He was coming to Jerusalem to accomplish (cf. Revelation 5:9–14). Each week, as we come to the holy of holies in glory in public worship (cf. Hebrews 10:19–25; Hebrews 12:22–24), we exercise our blood-bought responsibility as a kingdom of priests.

And this raucous delight in Jesus and fervent devotion to Jesus should spill over into the whole of our life (cf. Romans 12:1–2). Sadly, our worship too little reflects this in heart, and subsequently, our lives too little reflect this in action. May God grant us to be more now like we will be in glory!
What can you do to stir up more passion in your heart and mind during worship?
Suggested songs: ARP45A “My Heart Is Greatly Stirred” or TPH429 “Come Thou Fount”

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