Archive for Palm Sunday

04-14-19 Kevin Goins - The Power of Holy Week

“The Power of Holy Week”

Jesus showed his awesome power throughout his ministry, but nowhere more clearly than the week leading to his resurrection. Since we celebrate Jesus’ power over death next Sunday, it would be good for us to recall the pivotal and powerful days leading up to that climactic event.

I The first day of Holy Week was Sunday, and on that Sunday Jesus rode in a _____________.
Triumphal entries are all about celebrating ____________.
B. Jesus a______ o______ who he was by riding into the city on a
donkey, and riding on a donkey told the crowd two things:
1. He told them he was _________.
2. He told them he was a ___________ king.

II On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of that week Jesus said and did things which most people would have been far too _________ to do or say.

III Thursday Jesus ate the ___________ meal with his disciples.
-On the Thursday of Holy Week Jesus claimed to have awesome power – the power to t_______ a_______ all our sin.

IV Now we come to Friday, to what the Gospels tell us took place from the sixth hour to the ninth hour, or from _______ to ______ pm.
A. Crucifixion is the worst form of capitol punishment ever devised because it took _______ to bring about death.
B. Matthew shows us the power in the death of Jesus by telling us four things that the death of Jesus did:
First, it r_______ the temple curtain in ____ (Matthew 27:51a).
2. Second, it m__________ the hardened hearts of a world
consumed with s____________ (27:51b).
3. Third, it destroyed the power of ___________ (27:52-53).
4. Fourth, it turned _____________ into ___________ (27:54).

03-25-18 Dunked on Palm Sunday

“Dunked on Palm Sunday!”   Luke 19:35-40

Today is Palm Sunday, but it is also the day for several believers in Jesus to obey the Lord by being baptized. So, should we talk about Palm Sunday and the triumphal entry of Jesus into the city of Jerusalem? Or, should we talk about baptism and what being baptized means for believers in Jesus? Why not do both? This is really not as strange as it sounds because Palm Sunday and baptism actually have a lot in common:

I First, both Palm Sunday and baptism involve people who b__________ in ________.

A. At the triumphal entry no one had to m________ up; no one had to meet any q_____________.

B. “In Acts no one who decided to follow Jesus a___ or s_______ before being baptized.”

C. The Bible says we can never measure up; we can never p_______ we are w________ of being baptized, because baptism is not for worthy people.

II Second, both Palm Sunday and baptism attract people who claim that Jesus is the ________ of their l______.

A. When you take off your j______ and place it on a dirty road so someone can walk on it without getting their shoes dirty, you are saying that that person means e________ to you.

B. The disciples of Jesus took off their c_________ and made out of them a s_________ for Jesus to ride on.

III Third, both Palm Sunday and baptism can stir up c____________.

IV Lastly, both Palm Sunday and baptism are meant for c____________ v____________.

 

04-09-17 Palm Sunday

“Walking the Road to Victory” Luke 19:28-44; 47
On Palm Sunday Jesus took part in a victory parade which occurred before the victory it celebrated had actually happened. That is significant because we are called to do the same thing. We are to march in a victory parade while we struggle to walk the road to victory. This is as difficult as it sounds. Fortunately, Jesus walked this road before us and he can show us how to do it. What does Jesus teach us about walking the road to victory?
I The road to victory is what we are i__________ to walk – It is our c___________ (19:28-35).

II The road to victory is paved with p_________, but not all of it is g_____________ (19:35-38).

III The road to victory is no place for p___________, s_____-c_____________ people (19:35).

IV The road to victory will take us past many people who w_______ the w_______ things (Matthew 21:9; Mark 11:9-10; John 12:13).

V The road to victory will take us past a great deal of h____________ (19:.41-44).

VI The road to victory goes by the _______ (19:47; John 12:32).


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