Jesus wants focused followers. However, one of the things that can most easily get in the way of our focus is our earthly possessions. It is no surprise, therefore, that Jesus’ words so frequently focus his followers on wealth. Jesus’ followers don’t reject earthly wealth or despise it. They can be grateful for every good gift that comes from the hand of God. This Sunday we’ll cover worry, doubt, and our solution to those challenges – Jesús.
It was a custom known as “battle by champion.” Two opposing armies would each send out their best warrior to fight each other. That is what we see this week. Because Christ fought the battle against Satan as one of us, he won that battle for all of us. Jesus is our perfect substitute.
What do you believe in? Reindeer and Santa? What about Frosty and the Grinch? For all the stories and fairy tales of this commercialized season, is there any room left for Jesus? Jesus is the object of your real faith.
The temptation for the first Christians was to throw it all away. Why not go back to the old way of doing things? Judaism had worked for thousands of years! Jesus is our Great High Priest. He completed the Jewish faith and won forgiveness for the world.
When Abraham was called to go to a different country, he went. When God promised a child, he believed. The concept of faith can be a difficult one. How can we get more of it? Follow Abraham through his walk with God this Sunday and see the source of his faith and yours.
Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna! With shouts of joy the city of Jerusalem embraced their king as he entered the city in peace. How quickly that changed… Join us as we enter Holy Week with the cerebration of Palm Sunday.