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The crowds ask, who is this, Jesus of Nazareth? He is the Messiah.
This week Pastor Tim Osborn leads us in celebrating Palm Sunday. Tim will read from Matthew 21:1-11 as he gives his talk, "Who is This?"
A Study in the Gospel of Matthew Chapter 20:17-21;45
A Study in the Gospel of Matthew - Chapter 20:17-21:45
Matthew 21 starts with Jesus' triumphal, but often misunderstood entry into Jerusalem, which is shortly followed an awesome display of zeal in purging the temple of those who had set up business inside. This is followed by a series of parables of Jesus stating clearly the desire of His heart for those whom the temple had been given. The implications for us today are MAJOR, and this passage requires us to examine both our lives individually as well as what has become a near modern day example of the temple, the Christian Church. Do we meet His desires for the people of His kingdom? Let the Spirit search your heart and the truth be bared out!
What has shaped you up to this point in your life? It is a valid question and worthy of receiving some effort in order to be answered. However, a far better question is out there. By what do you desire to be shaped? At first glance the two questions may seem similar...but in reality they are miles apart. The first, “What has shaped you?” can lead to a victim mentality (obviously it does not have to do so). The second, “By what do you desire to be shaped?” starts the process of being an overcomer (a process which lasts a lifetime). Historically The Church has relied on "Baptism" and the "Eucharist" for identity and continual life-shaping. In our culture these two sacraments (if I dare use that term...) have fallen on hard times. What can help rescue them? Well, the Lord's Supper will be the focus in a few weeks - so it will have to wait. This week we focused on the issue of "baptism". Just remember, in keeping with this series (Shaped By Worship), by focus I mean looking at the portrait and not the brushstrokes. So, what is a vital piece of the portrait of worship in relation to baptism? The answer is found in one word - Kingdom.