Sunday Morning Worship
April 1, 2012
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 ?
I. PURSUERS WANT TO BE ON SOLID GROUND .
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 !