Sermon – March 29, 2015

Path to the Empty TombSign Up“, by Rev. Mike Holly

Sermon Series: Path to the Empty Tomb

Jesus’ journey is for each and every one of us. Step by step, he walks in the direction he hopes we will follow. He invites us to join him. He invites us to follow him. Where he leads us is good if we will only trust him.

The Path to the Empty Tomb is understanding that the way of Jesus is a worthwhile journey. He does not call us to walk for the sake of walking. He calls us to walk so that we will experience the blessings of the journey with him. We can be promised of one thing on this journey: we will all be changed if we put one foot in front of the other!

In the Palm Sunday passage, we encounter folks that are ready to sign up and follow him. In what they have seen and in what they have heard, they deemed that being a part of Jesus’ journey was indeed worthwhile. Where are you today? Are you ready to sign up to be a part of the Kingdom Jesus is journeying towards?

~Mike Holly

The Word

Mark 11:1-11

When they were approaching Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden; untie it and bring it. If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here immediately.’” They went away and found a colt tied near a door, outside in the street. As they were untying it, some of the bystanders said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” They told them what Jesus had said; and they allowed them to take it. Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it; and he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut in the fields. Then those who went ahead and those who followed were shouting,

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is the coming kingdom of our ancestor David!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

Then he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple; and when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

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