Saturday, April 15, 2006

Palm Sunday Sermon

I just listened to Rob Bell's Palm Sunday service(It is available for download). He gives the historical context of Jesus's entrance into the city of Jerusalem for passover Sunday.

In the sermon Bell references Mathew 20:18-20:

18When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other
side of the lake. 19Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, "Teacher, I
will follow you wherever you go."
20Jesus replied, "Foxes have holes and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head."

Bell explains that the fox was a veiled reference to the Herod's. Birds referred to the Rulers of Rome. Jesus is saying that his kingdom will not be one of power and dominance. It will not have a seated government. He is telling the teacher that to follow him is not to seek power.

Anyway, I just wanted to share enough so that others might be tempted to listen to it themselves.

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