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  1. Lessons from a Donkey Matthew 21:1-11

  2. As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives. (21:1)

  3. “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me.” (2)

  4. The Lord needs them.

  5. This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’” (4-5)

  6. The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them.  They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. (6-7)

  7. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. (8)

  8. “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” (9)

  9. When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” (10)

  10.  The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.” (11)

  11. This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’” (4-5)

  12. Donkey Weight: 176 - 1,058 lb Height: 2.6 - 5.2 ft

  13. Male donkey Female donkey Baby donkey

  14. Male donkey jack Female donkey jenny or jennet Baby donkey foal or colt

  15. Characteristics of a Donkey?

  16. Lessons learned ... • Domesticated

  17. Lessons learned ... • Domesticated • Loyal

  18. Lessons learned ... • Domesticated • Loyal • Strong

  19. Lessons learned ... • Domesticated • Loyal • Strong • Cautious

  20. … Balaam was riding on his donkey ...  When the donkey saw the angel of the Lord standing in the road with a drawn sword in his hand, it turned off the road into a field. Balaam beat it to get it back on the road ... (Numbers 22:21-39)

  21. Lessons learned ... • Domesticated • Loyal • Strong • Cautious • Sure footed