Sunday, March 20, 2016

Not What We Expected

The scripture lesson is Luke 19:28-41 in which we read the account of The Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem, the Palm Sunday story.  Pastor lifted several points for emphasis and illustrated others with connection to Old Testament history.

The selection of a donkey on which to ride was not merely a fulfillment of Ezekiel's prophecy, it was symbolic.  The King came not on a horse as conqueror but on a lowly donkey representing the fact that Jesus was King but not what the people expected.

The laying down of their coats in the pathway was a symbol of submission.  The people recognized Jesus as King, and He verified that He is indeed King.

The people expected a King who would give them what they wanted, but what they wanted was not what they needed.

Jesus came to bring men peace with God, not temporal blessings but eternal blessings.

Jesus came not to rule an earthly kingdom, but to rule the hearts of men.
We cannot fix ourselves.    When the pressures are too great, life is swirling out of control, cry out, "Jesus, I need you."
The King we need wants to rule every part of our lives.

Jesus wants not a piece of you, but all of you. 

Pastor Joe Deckard
Sunday morning


Vee said...

The outline indicates that you listened to a great Palm Sunday sermon. Glad you were able to make it to church!

vanilla said...

Vee, we were blessed to be there! It was the first time since Jan. 17 that we were both in church.