God’s transformative power creates a world that is more beautiful, loving, and good. Despite this, we often respond poorly to God’s transforming presence. For Palm Sunday, we reflect on Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem to polar responses. Some cheered. Others Sneered. How might we respond today? The scripture readings are from Matthew 21:6-10 and 26:57-68.
Christians throughout history have longed to follow Jesus more faithfully and not settle for a popular, cultural Christianity. This Lenten season, our sermon series, “In God’s Name,” examines the ways we describe God and God’s actions in the world. By Good Friday, Jesus will be charged with blasphemy for announcing and living out God’s liberation for the world. As we faithfully follow God, we should not be surprised that others, particularly other Christians, might consider our devotion to be blasphemy too. This Lent, join us in committing to more faithfully following our liberating God.
Sermon preached by Pastor Dallas Flippin on Sunday, March 28, 2021 at the First Baptist Church of Jackson, MI.
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