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MORE THAN A FEELING
Pastor Phil Perkins
Palm Sunday 2020
Sunday, April 5, 2020
“Feelings must always be the caboose of the train, never the engine” – Tony Evans
“The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God” Romans 8:16 (NKJV)
“A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
‘Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!’
When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, ‘Who is this?’ The crowds were saying, ‘This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee’ “ Matthew 21:8-11 (NRSV)
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding” Proverbs 3:5
“Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool, but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered” Proverbs 28:26
“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” Jeremiah 17:9
“Pilate went outside again and said to the people, ‘I am going to bring him out to you now, but understand clearly that I find him not guilty.’ Then Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. And Pilate said, ‘Look, here is the man!’
When they saw him, the leading priests and Temple guards began shouting, ‘Crucify him! Crucify him!’
‘Take him yourselves and crucify him,’ Pilate said. ‘I find him not guilty.’
The Jewish leaders replied, ‘By our law he ought to die because he called himself the Son of God.’
When Pilate heard this, he was more frightened than ever…Then Pilate tried to release him, but the Jewish leaders shouted, ‘If you release this man, you are no “friend of Caesar.” Anyone who declares himself a king is a rebel against Caesar.’
When they said this, Pilate brought Jesus out to them again. Then Pilate sat down on the judgment seat on the platform that is called the Stone Pavement (in Hebrew, Gabbatha). It was now about noon on the day of preparation for the Passover. And Pilate said to the people, ‘Look, here is your king!’
‘Away with him,’ they yelled. ‘Away with him! Crucify him!’
‘What? Crucify your king?’ Pilate asked.
‘We have no king but Caesar,’ the leading priests shouted back.
Then Pilate turned Jesus over to them to be crucified… John 19:4-16 (NLT)
“The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you” Psalm 9:8-9 (NIV)
- It was more than a feeling that led Jesus to the cross.
- It was more than a feeling that said, “Not My will be done, but Thy will be done”.
“For God so loved the WORLD that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life” John 3:16 (NIV)