Saturday, March 15, 2008

Lent:: Palm Sunday Politics

One of the most intriguing stories in the Bible is the sheer mystery of the Passion Week. In a period of 5 days Jesus goes from a celebrated entrance to a despised death. As our churches celebrate Palm Sunday, we are forced to reckon with the realities that take us from Sunday to Thursday.
As Jesus rode into Jerusalem the crowd crowned him with adoration. By Friday morning, he would be paraded through these same streets with detestation.

I am leading the Bible Class with our teens this morning. Our focus is what happened in those 4 days? How did Jesus' political message change a people's entire view of his Kingdom? Why was His Kingdom so terrifying to the powers that be that he had to die?

We are looking at the power of earth's kingdom compared to the power of the Kingdom of God. Rather than detail this thought for you in text, I invite you to read through my class outline, and come to your own conclusions.

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