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Helping Jesus Triumph

September 27, 2013

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Flevit super illam (He wept over it) 1892 - Enrique Simonet (1866–1927)

Flevit super illam (He wept over it) 1892 – Enrique Simonet (1866–1927)

From the time of Jesus’ triumphal entry (Luke 19:37) until his crucifixion, the Pharisees were able to turn the crowd against Jesus. In less than a week, nearly everyone was influenced and mobilized against him.

Turning the crowd’s attitude seems to be pretty easy:

  • We have seen lots of laws passed in the last few years that that would have never been considered before.
  • We see attitudes and actions being praised that would have ruined careers in previous generations.
  • We are giving away rights and responsibilities that many before us died over.

The formula is straight-forward:

  • Plant an idea.
  • Talk about it.
  • Live it.
  • Repeat.

I believe we still have enough devoted Christians to do the same thing they did.

But someone has to start.

Daily Bible reading for September 27

Psalm 57
2 Samuel 16:15-17:23
Ezekiel 18
Luke 19:28-46

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The Rejection of Jesus

January 8, 2013

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From day one, Jesus met with resistance, doubt and outright rejection. It is clear from the brief glimpses into his childhood that we are given in the gospels that plenty of people knew who he was and why he was here.

Things aren’t much different for Jesus today. Those who choose to ignore his call often know a lot about him. Still, God has been asked to leave our schools and sports events. He is being escorted out of the very government we the people established in His name.

What can one person do to fix this? What can each one of us that cares about this problem contribute to welcome our Lord back into every part of our life? A great place to start is Matthew 5:13-16

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