The Father is the vine-dresser, who prunes the branches to make sure they are productive John God called Abraham, Moses, David. But, if you go with John 12, it has prophetic roots. Children rarely choose their parents.
It would seem to suggest that the kind of king that Jesus intends to be will be quite different from Caesar and his successors.
Where will our hearts be found? So on this Palm Sunday what will we hear? Is this not why we are so scandalized when we read stories of parents who abuse and even murder their own children.
Could it be that Jesus is courting a confrontation? As Charles Campbell puts it: It is important to remember that this status is not one we can aspire to. Believers draw their spiritual sustenance from their connection to Jesus, in whom they are called to abide.
And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name.
It is by the power of the war machine that Jesus will inaugurate his kingdom, but through humility. The city is alive with excitement. Preachers must be aware of this reality, even if they do not choose to make much of it in their sermons and worship planning.
Brutus and Cassius thought that Caesar was getting too big for his britches, so they cut him down to size by murdering him.
They too thought this would be the start of a new regime.9 As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you; abide in my love. 10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. QUOTELAND AUTHORS: Quotations by Author A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z.
If there is one Sunday out of the year that presents unavoidable problems for preachers it is Palm Sunday.
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