March 24, 2013

Palm Sunday: Never Forget What Jesus Did for Us

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Preacher: Pastor Steve
REMEMBER the amazing work of the Lord!
the blood
the plagues
the angel of death
when you left Egypt
parted the Red sea
we walked on dry ground
our enemies were destroyed
The FOUR Promises and Cups of Passover
Cup of Sanctification: I will take you out
Cup of Judgment: I will free you
Cup of Redemption: I will redeem you
Cup of Praise: I will take you as my own
Three critical requirements at Passover:
Lamb: reminds us of the sacrifice needed to save us
Bread: (matzah) reminds us of the haste in which we left
Bitter Herbs: reminds us of what it was like to be in bondage
The Third Cup
And they eagerly waited for the last cup, to hear the declaration I WILL TAKE YOU! You will be My people and I will be your God BUT Jesus declared I am NOT going to drink this cup!
John 18:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, He went out with His disciples over the Brook Kidron, where there was a garden, which He and His disciples entered.
A Gethsemane was an oil processing plant
The pillow like baskets are stacked  into a structure that had a hole at the bottom that would allow the oil to drain
The night before the cross– Leyl shimerim
Luke 21:36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.
Mark 14:33 And He took Peter, James, and John with Him, and He began to be troubled and deeply distressed.
Troubled: sheer terror like emotions
Distress: sudden shocking awareness
In the Olive Garden
I will take you out…
I will set you free…
I will redeem you…
I will take you…
Jeremiah 25:15-17 Take this wine cup of fury from My hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send you, to drink it…Then I took the cup from the LORD’s hand, and made all the nations drink, to whom the LORD had sent me…
The Cup of God’s Judgment
Psalms 79:6 Pour out Your wrath on the nations that do not know You…
Psalm 69:21 They also gave me gall for my food, and for my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink…
Jesus cried – IT IS FINISHED!
…and His Heavenly Father said there is no protection for you! On this night you will give up your life!
…the cup of God wrath and fury, IT IS GONE…IT IS EMPTY!
Receive God’s SHALOM, Peace, completeness, wholeness
Evil has been defeated His Kingdom has come and will come!
The Shema
The Passion Week
Sunday: Palm Sunday
Monday: Remember the First Born
Tuesday: Passover Celebration
Wednesday: Remembering the betrayal and the anointing
Thursday: Maundy the Last Supper
Friday: Good Friday
Saturday: Holy Saturday
Sunday: Easter Jesus is Alive!

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