This Palm Sunday we join the crowds in declaring Jesus our king, the one who has come in the name of the Lord our God. Where do we find ourselves a few days later? Living out of the declaration or on the road behind the cross bearer in a practical rebuttal? Who is the true boss of our lives, anyway?
This morning we continue our walk with Jesus as He journeys to the cross with a look at the way He was mocked as a king by the soldiers. Believing that everything that happened to Jesus, by God’s design was necessary for our salvation, why the thorns, the horse blanket, the stick; why the spit?
Men with Tools Help Build the Kingdom
by Ryan Struyk
Mar 16, 2012 — A Michigan church is helping to build the kingdom of God—one broken car and leaky faucet at a time.
This morning we continue our walk with Christ on the way to the cross of our salvation. Having looked at the cup, the arrest, and the denial; this morning we turn to the swap. The life of one man in exchange for the life of another becomes for us the center of the gospel message. The life of Jesus in exchange for yours.
This morning we continue our journey with the Christ on His way to the cross. From the CUP to the ARREST, we move to the DENIAL and watch as the suffering of Jesus intensifies. Where do we find ourselves this day, next to Jesus in His being interrogated or in the courtyard warming ourselves by the fire?
We continue our journey with Christ on the road of His Passion. Having received the cup that He so desperately did not want to take up. Jesus then places Himself in the hands of his killers. John’s account of the arrest leaves no doubt as to who is in charge of the moment.