April 5, 2020

Palm Sunday 2020

Let Nothing Take Your Praise

Luke 19: 28-40, The Message


Biblical Snapshot

As Jesus and His Disciples enter Jerusalem to begin the week leading to His crucifixion, those who heard and witnessed His Ministry welcome Him into the City as their Messianic King.

According to Luke’s Gospel, they cover both a donkey and the road with their cloaks (John 12: 12-15 speak of palms, “Palm Sunday”), while praising Jesus for the mighty works God has done through Him.

In Luke’s account, the Pharisees, religious teachers, tell Jesus to quiet the praises of His Disciples. Jesus asserts that if they were silent, stones would declare the Lord’s goodness.

In Luke’s account, the Pharisees, religious teachers, tell Jesus to quiet the praises of His Disciples. Jesus asserts that if they were silent, stones would declare the Lord’s goodness.

Main Teaching Point

There are circumstances, crowds and conditions that will seek to silence our ability to praise God, but Disciples always find a reason to offer God praise despite the opposition of outside detractors and distractions; and at a time like this legitimate disappointments.

At such a critical time in the life of our World and the lives of everyday believers, we cannot allow anything or anyone to stop our ability to praise God because:

  1. The presentation of who Jesus is. Jesus comes to visit the people of God, presenting the nearness of God to all people.
  2. The manifestation of Jesus’s power in the lives of those who follow Him. The Disciples praise God for the works performed by God’s Son Jesus.
  3. The confirmation, permission and validation Jesus provides for those who are open to recognizing Him as Savior. All while praising God regardless as to the silencing voices and situations that seek to prohibit their praise.

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OVERVIEW
Publish Date:

September 18, 2020

RESOURCES
PAST SERIES MESSAGES

No one likes to go to tombs; dead places. But the miracle of Resurrection Sunday is that confronting death can result in experiencing new life. New life can only be discovered when we press past our fears and dare to go to the tomb. As much as we fear the tomb, we must face the tomb in order to encounter the Good News of a resurrected Christ.

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