Jesus Encounters: Compromise

April 10, 2022   /   Christ Church on Harvard

Jesus Encounters:  Compromise 

Matthew 27:11-26

On Palm Sunday we remember Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem

“Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey” Zechariah 9:9 (NIV)

 There was great in the air among the disciples and the people

“Yes, it is as you say,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: In the future you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” Matthew 26:64 (NIV)  

 Jesus and Pontius Pilate represent quite a

What does true look like? 

  1. Not so much in circumstances as it is in stability

    Then Pilate asked him, “Don’t you hear the testimony they are bringing against you?” [14] But Jesus made no reply, not even to a single charge–to the great amazement of the governor. Matthew 27:13-14 (NIV) 

    When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. “I am innocent of this man’s blood,” he said. “It is your responsibility!” Matthew 27:24 (NIV) 

    “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 (NIV) 

  1. Not so much in having many as it is in pursuing a

    “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” Luke 12:15 (NIV) 

“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!”  Mark 1:15 (NIV) 

  1. Success is not living for ; it is living for

    whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, [27] and who wants to be first must be your slave– [28] just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 20:26-28 (NIV)

              Jesus Christ is the one.  His life, His sacrifice, His love  us the way


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