2015-03-29: Luke-The Investigative Gospel – Palm Sunday: Seen With Fresh Eyes

Sermon Audio: Palm Sunday – Seen With Fresh Eyes
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: John 12:12-19
Duration: 21:26
Size: 9.81 MB

Luke-The Investigative Gospel
Palm Sunday – Seen With Fresh Eyes
John 12:12-19

The challenge every year is to read these accounts with fresh eyes.

We See a Strong Declaration of Love

Jesus was not looking for public demonstrations on his behalf. He was not seeking the spotlight…until today.

This procession was not frivolous, it was purposeful. It was not provoked by vanity but by compassion and love.

It is likely that at the very time Jesus was dying on the cross, the lambs were being slaughtered for the Passover feast. He was the Lamb of God taking on the sins of the world.

Are you hiding from the very One who wants to love you more than you have ever been loved before?

How easy it is for us to talk about the love of God. How difficult it is for us to accept it.

We also See a Strong Reason for Hope

The Old Testament is filled with prophecies about the coming king, the Messiah.

The fact that you don’t understand what is going on in your life, does not mean that God is not at work.

Jesus loves you. He faced the mobs for you. He endured torture for you. He went to the cross for you. He went there so you could be free; free from sin’s addiction, free from the treadmill of futility, free to live.