Encountering the Son of David
Passage: Mark 10:46– 11:11
Main Idea: Jesus, the true Son of David, is the only one worthy of our faith and adoration.
A Personal Encounter With the Son of David Begins a Lifelong Process of Following Him
- 46–52 And they came to Jericho. And as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way.
- 1 John 5:4, 5
A Crowd’s Encounter With the Son of David Fulfills Prophecy and Demonstrates Warranted Adoration
- 1–7 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. if anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.’” And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. And some of those standing there said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go. And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it.
- Zechariah 9:9
- 8–10 And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!”
- Psalm 118:25, 26
- 2 Samuel 7:12, 16
- Isaiah 9:6, 7
- Isaiah 11:1–5, 10
- Jeremiah 23:5, 6
- Ezekiel 34:23, 24
- Mark 12:35–37
- 11 And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
- Does my faith in Jesus lead to real discipleship and true adoration?
- 1 Peter 1:6–9