Monday, November 28, 2011

Advent Day 2- Nov 28, 2011 Monday

Matt 21:1-11
1 As Jesus and the disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to the town of Bethphage on the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two of them on ahead. 2 “Go into the village over there,” he said. “As soon as you enter it, you will see a donkey tied there, with its colt beside it. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone asks what you are doing, just say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will immediately let you take them.”4 This took place to fulfill the prophecy that said, 5 “Tell the people of Israel,‘Look, your King is coming to you. He is humble, riding on a donkey—riding on a donkey’s colt.’”6 The two disciples did as Jesus commanded. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt to him and threw their garments over the colt, and he sat on it. 8 Most of the crowd spread their garments on the road ahead of him, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 Jesus was in the center of the procession, and the people all around him were shouting,“Praise God for the Son of David!Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord!Praise God in highest heaven!” 10 The entire city of Jerusalem was in an uproar as he entered. “Who is this?” they asked. 11 And the crowds replied, “It’s Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

-Remember Advent means coming

-Look your King is coming to you, He is humble.

-What is God like? God is like Jesus. Well what is Jesus like? He is humble?

-We misrepresent God as some strong armed military dictator, but He is not. God is humble. Does God win the victory? Does God defeat every enemy? Yes he does. But He does it His way, through humility. The God of the cross is victorious. The God of the cross is the King of kings, President of presidents.

-The day of the triumphal entry, the day if Jesus was going display "worldly" power, Jesus choose humility. That's our King.

Merry Christmas.

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