This Sunday we celebrate the Triumphal Entry, the day that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, entered Jerusalem. The crowds cried out,”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!” Mark 11:9-10. Little did they know that His exit would be by way of a cross. But that was Friday and Sunday is comin’. This event marks the beginning of Holy Week, also called the Passion. Nothing that happened caught Jesus by surprise. He had already shared with His disciples what was going to happen and then He made this incredible statement, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45. Jesus was the ransom, He paid the price for my sin and yours. He did for us what we cannot do for ourselves and He set an example to follow, to serve as He served. Which brings me the topic of the final installment of “take-aways” from my time away, The Power of Service. It is very exciting that both morning services will conclude with the celebration of the sacrament of baptism.
I invite you to return for our Classic Sunday night service at 6pm, as Pastor Julie continues the series on War Room Prayers. It all happens in the Sequoia Room.
I’ll see you Sunday!