Jesus was about to change everything; He was bringing them to a crossroads

Sunday Morning Worship
April 1, 2012
Series: “Crossroads”
Today: “Protestors vs. Pursuers”

Scripture:  Matthew 21:6-11 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them.  7 They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest!”

10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”

11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Intro:  Jesus was about to change everything; He was bringing them to a      crossroads        .

A.  Jesus never allowed        fence-walkers          in His followers.

B.  A critical question:  Are you a        protestor          or a         pursuer         ?


A.  A legitimate question: Why Jesus any more than other religious leaders?

B.  First crossroads…you can’t say: Whatever you believe is OK as long as you believe         something        .

II.   PURSERS WANT TO FIND         TRUTH          .

A.  Once again Jesus forces a decision…can’t say:  “Well, you find         truth         in every religion.”

John 8:31-32 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

John 8:34 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.

B.  America needs to see their         slavery          before they will seek a Savior!

Conclusion:  If you are a pursuer, not ready to step over to faith, I want to encourage you in your journey!

1.   Read the         Bible         .

2.   Read the facts of           programs          that are saturated in the Bible.

3.   Keep seeking truth.  You will find         Jesus          !

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