Mauricio Paz • Sermon • • 2,147 views
Pasaje Jesús fue al lago con sus discípulos, y una gran multitud lo siguió. La gente llegaba de toda Galilea, Judea, Jerusalén, Idumea, del oriente del río Jordán y de lugares tan al norte como Tiro y Sidón. Las noticias sobre sus milagros corrían por todas partes, y una enorme cantidad de personas llegó…
Bible Reading 6 Then the Pharisees went out and began to plot with the Herodians how they might kill Jesus. 7 Jesus withdrew with his disciples to the lake, and a large crowd from Galilee followed. 8 When they heard all he was doing, many people came to him from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, and the regions…
In this Easter Service message, Pastor Joe highlights "crowd mentality" from the rejoicing on Palm Sunday to the murderous demands on Good Friday. He explains the importance of the 6 days in between - when the crowd moved from an emotional high of percieved political salvation to their anger when Jesus offered true salvation, and then the resulting third crowd of Easter Sunday, which came together in relationship as Disciples of Him!
Two crowds met on Palm Sunday and the week following: the provincial followers of Jesus who shouted Hosanna, lined his way with their garments, and recognised him as king; and the sophisticated, religious leaders of Jerusalem, confident in their religious system and the righteousness they were sure it yielded, who recognised no authority above theirs. This encounter was destined to end in bloodshed, and Jesus did nothing to prevent that, rather he worked to provoke the self-righteous Jerusalem crowd. Which crowd do you run with? Whose authority do you recognise? Palm Sunday is a chance to figure that out.