Tag: triumphal entry

  • Palm Sunday and Expectations

    Palm Sunday and Expectations

    Many people worship a distorted image of Jesus. It is usually a projection of our own ideals, values, and desires. We want Him to get with our program, but that will not work. The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ is Lord. That means we need to yield to His will, not the other way around. A distorted Jesus, based on our own wishes, will eventually disappoint us.

  • God’s Righteousness and Justice. VII: Christ our Merciful and Righteous King

    God’s Righteousness and Justice. VII: Christ our Merciful and Righteous King

    Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem reminds us that He comes in both righteousness and mercy. This perspective can guide us through Lent.

  • Triumphal Entry, Worship, Betrayal, and Abandonment

    Triumphal Entry, Worship, Betrayal, and Abandonment

    Christians know the triumphal entry story so well that we can miss the point. We can learn a lot from the disciples because they are terribly human. They are a lot like us. Sometimes, they show us heroic faith that we hope to imitate. At other times, they show us just how badly we can fail. People were willing to stand by Jesus when things seemed to be going well. When times got tough, they turned on Him or abandoned Him. Sadly, none of us are immune to that temptation.