Sunday, March 25, 2018

Triumphal Entry 3-25-2018

Worship on Sunday, March 25

"Triumphal Entry"     

The arrival of Jesus and his followers for the Passover celebration evokes a tumultuous response from the people of Jerusalem. The very nature of his entry into the city calls to mind heroic images from their past ... from the promise of the prophets and from their historic struggle against the powers of empire. What brings hope to the people, inevitably challenges and threatens imperial authority.  But it is for this that Jesus has come:  to proclaim God's truth and God's sovereignty at the center of power.  He will fulfill this divine calling, regardless of consequence.  Today we enter into Jerusalem and into the celebrations of Holy Week as Jesus leads us to the cross and beyond.