Leadership 101: Harnessed Strength

Leadership 101: Harnessed Strength


Scripture: Mark 11:1-10 (NRSV)

Jesus was in the final stage of his ministry. He had already revealed himself to the disciples in Caesarea Philippi in the far north. He had his time in Galilee and stayed in the hill country of Judea and the regions beyond the Jordan. He traversed the winding road to Jericho. Now he was approaching Jerusalem—his ultimate goal. Three times in Mark’s gospel Jesus had already shared his fate that he would suffer and die and rise again on the third day. Mark tells us that Jesus told all this quite openly. And so today’s event was carefully and conscientiously staged by Christ. It was at the time of Passover. Thousands of Jews from the known world, Greece, Egypt, Babylon, Damascus, and Rome, would come to the Holy City to celebrate this Feast of Freedom. Pilate was also making an appearance in Jerusalem with his entourage. He too was sending a clear message to the Jewish people celebrating Passover. “You may have been freed from Egypt, but you are certainly not free from slavery to Rome.” Pilate was not the only leader working on his messaging. Jesus was about to give a “show and tell” talk on Leadership 101 to all of Jerusalem, to us. Listen and watch what Jesus has to say and do this Palm Sunday… it may surprise you.


March 28, 2021 Online Service Bulletin and Bible Study

Sermon Art: “Entry into Jerusalem” by Jyoti Sahi, 2012

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