Man Claims to Be King of the City

Screen Shot 2018-05-04 at 5.45.52 PMYou’ll never guess what he does next. . . Against the advice of his disciples, Jesus had “set his face toward Jerusalem.” He would give his life for his friends as he would finish what he started. The fulfillment of his earthly task was in view and Jesus was resolute. In the time before this, Jesus told those he healed to keep the news to themselves, but on this last leg of the journey he would intentionally draw the crowds, provoke the opposition, and create a spectacle. Unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it cannot produce fruit. The fruit that Jesus wanted the kingdom to produce was to require his death and his resurrection was going to produce new life for all. In this message about the events known in the Christian calendar as Palm Sunday consider what message Jesus was sending in the way he entered the city. What message do you think Jesus was giving as he rode into Jerusalem on a donkey? Listen to the message “Do You Follow: Palm Sunday” here and start a conversation.

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