Saturday, April 04, 2009

Passion Week (Palm Sunday) - From Acceptance to Rejection

Pastor remind us that it is the week before the cruxification of the Lord Jesus and also said that claimed that it is called "Palm Sunday" or "Passion Week" which leads him to entitled his message titled "Acceptance to Rejection" - Luke 19:28-44

1) The People did not understand who Jesus was.

Luke 23:13-14 ; 18-23

The people during that time misunderstood who Jesus was. (Luke 19:39-40)

What are the reasons christian backslide?
a) Offended by fellow Christians?
b) Offended by God?

Question thrown to us is when we are taken back to Luke 9:19-20.


i) We need to know Jesus is indeed God. (Philippians 2:5-7)
ii) We need to know that He and the Heavenly Father is One. (John 12:21)
iii) We need to know that whoever He loves, He also disciplines them. (Hebrews 12:5)


2) The People did not recognise HIS PURPOSE

Luke 19:44 (NIV) & Luke 19:44 (KJV)

Remember that Jesus came to deliver us from Sin which is the bigger problem rather than just the issue of taking over ther earthly Kingdom.

3) The People did not accept HIS TERMS

Luke 19:42 & Luke 13:34

Jerusalem means Founded Peaceful

Pastor end with the book he had read which titled "The Man in the Mirror" by Patrick M. Morley.

"Cultural Christianity means to pursue the God we want instead of the God who is. It is the tendency to be shallow in our understanding of God, wanting Him to be more of a gentle grandfather type who spoils us and lets us have our own way. It is sensing a need for God, but on our own terms. It is wanting the God we have underlined in our Bibles without wanting the rest of Him, too. It is God relative instead of God absolute." - Patrick M. Morley, The Man in the Mirror, ch. 3, p. 49

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