Sunday to Monday | Palm Sunday

“A contemporary temptation in popular theology—and the rage in Christian publishing—is to put Jesus into a coat and tie to teach a leadership seminar.  The Sermon on the Mount may be replaced by the Sermon from the Top Floor Corner Office.  Jesus’ disciples become his management team. The Bible becomes the strategic plan. Jesus the Savior remains, to be sure.  But now, meet Jesus the mentor.

It’s very easy to reclothe Jesus in contemporary images to meet current needs rather than to let Jesus be Jesus … The temptation is to impose our own agenda on the biblical text instead of being challenged by it.”

~ John Throop, “Jesus and his management team, Christianity today, October 6, 1997,

Yesterday was Palm Sunday. The sermon, “Be Content to Be a Fool (Be Content With What You Have)”
was given by Pastor Dave, with help from Angie Jumper, visiting from Booneville, MS. Text for the day was from Mark 11:1-10 and Mark 15:1-39. It was also Consecration Sunday and we celebrated with a wonderful luncheon after the late service. 

DEVOTIONS FOR HOLY WEEK                                       
4-1-12  Sunday   Matthew 21:1-11
Reflect on why Jesus is deserving of our praise as king.

4-2-12  Monday John 12:1-9
What challenge is offered by Mary’s example?

4-3-12  Tuesday John 13:21-38
What can you learn from Jesus’ actions toward Judas?

4-4-12  Wednesday Mark 14:10-12
Has there ever been a time when you wanted to betray Jesus?

4-5-12  Maundy Thursday  John 13:1-7
How can you be a better servant to those around you this year?

4-6-12  Good Friday Luke 22-23
Reflect on the sacrifice of Christ and what it means for humanity.

4-7-12  Holy Saturday Matthew 27:57-66
Reflect on how the disciples must have been feeling.

4-8-12  Easter Sunday Hebrews 12:25-13:9   Matthew 28:1-4
Thank God for sending God’s Son to rescue us from the earthquake. We are not a victim.

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