How Will You Welcome The King?
Matthew 21:1-17

At this time every year we celebrate “Palm Sunday” in churches all over the
world. Most of the time our celebrations vary little – children process
down the aisle waving palm branches, we sing songs of praise to the King who
has come, and the preacher speaks for a few minutes about Jesus’ triumphal
entry into Jerusalem. It is a festive day of celebration for the people who
gather at the church, but I have to be honest with you – it’s tough on
preachers. You may be wondering, “How so?” Well, let me explain to you if
you will allow me. If a preacher stays at a church any more than a couple of
years then the preacher has to work, struggle, and pray for something fresh
to say about the story of Jesus’ riding into town. There are only so many
ways that you can tell the same story over and over and over again.

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Matthew 21:1-17”

Nothing But The Truth
2 Peter 1:12-21

There is a prominent question that is looming in the minds and hearts of
Americans today. It doesn’t have anything to do with the stock market, who
will win the NCAA basketball crown, or if the movie “Star Wars” will meet
everyone’s expectations. You will never hear the question asked out loud at
the mall, sitting in the stands at your son or daughter’s game, or standing
in line at the grocery store, but don’t be fooled – the question is out
there, crying out at us from every angle. Who is Jesus? Is He some guru
who has come to alleviate everything that ails us, all that gnaws at our
soul in the quiet of the night? Is He some kind of motivator? Richard
Simmons, Anthony Robbins, and Laura Schlessinger rolled into one
fine-speaking, self-esteem building, faith-affirming mystic? Is He a great
teacher of the likes of Plato? Who is Jesus and can we trust what is being
said about Him?

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2 Peter 1:12-21”