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March 29, 2015 - An Old Familiar Story - Mark 11:1-10

posted Mar 30, 2015, 6:33 AM by Grant Garber
  • Why do we keep going over these old familiar stories year after year?
  • These stories belong to our family, and in telling them, we are renewed in our identity.
  • Jesus’ arrival into Jerusalem was the fulfillment of a prophecy of Zechariah.
  • The people who lined the streets of Jerusalem knew that prophecy.  It was one of their great family stories.
  • We are all waiting and searching for something, or someone, who can fix what is broken in our lives.
  • When the Savior brings hope, that hope is carried on the back of what you loan Him.
  • Jesus cannot get into town, or even into your life, unless you let Him use what you are holding.
  • We should not simply keep waiting for the Savior to arrive and magically fix us.  We are already holding the means of our salvation from our problems.  We just need to let Jesus hold that means. 
  • There is a holy purpose for everything we have.
  • We are just talking about loaning these things to Jesus long enough for Him to give them a holy purpose – to transform them.  Then He sends them back to you.
  • We just cannot out give Jesus.  But that is the way our family story goes.
Pastor Jim Spon | 2 Timothy 1:3-7