And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. He said to them, “It is written, My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den ofContinue reading “The King of Glory is coming in”
Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for thehuman race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ totake upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross,giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grantthat we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also sharein his resurrection; throughContinue reading “Palm Sunday in the time of coronavirus”
Reading for Today: Psalm 24, 29, 103 Zech. 9:9-12; 12:9-13:9 1 Tim. 6:12-16 Luke 19:41-48 We celebrate Palm Sunday. We enter into Holy Week. Oh… and the King has entered his house and isn’t really all that happy.
Gracious Father, we pray for your holy Catholic Church. Fill it with all truth, in all truth with all peace. Where it is corrupt, purify it; where it is in error, direct it; where in any thing it is amiss, reform it. Where it is right, strengthen it; where it is in want, provide forContinue reading “A prayer for the church on Palm Sunday”
“2016.03.20 – Palm Sunday Message” A sermon from Heights Church. More information at HeightsChurchMN.org Subscribe in an RSS reader or on iTunes
As we enter into Holy Week brace us with fortitude and gratitude and with the assurance that you are with us, world without end. Amen.
The proclamation of the good news includes so many things. It IS about Christ coming to die for our sins. It IS about what Jesus has done for us in his sacrifice and resurrection. And… it is more. It is his rule and his reign that has come. It’s not your “normal” king, but he IS king nonetheless and hisContinue reading “It’s a new day”
Palm Sunday. It’s a great day of celebration. And examination. The King has come into his Temple and it’s not a pretty trip. Part of the reading of Holy Week can really grate on a person! 7 “Awake, sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me!” declares the Lord Almighty.“Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, andContinue reading “The not-so-popular side of Passion Week”
We like to think it exists (and in reality, it still does), but what we really mean is this: “I believe in your right to speak freely as long as it agrees one hundred percent with me. If it does not, I will have your job, or your company, or your product… or something to show how shameful itContinue reading “Free Speech”
Jesus isn’t someone we “elected” and now we present him with a list of our expectations. It is HIS Kingdom. He sets the priorities and our greatest joys aren’t found in him fulfilling our expectations, but in us fulfilling his expectations.