Are You Ready for Easter?
As the greatest day in the history of the world is coming, EASTER, are you ready to celebrate?!?!
Are you ready to spend time with Jesus thanking, worshiping and listening to Him?
Are you ready to hear His mission for you this Easter season?
Or are you too busy and might it slip right on past you?
Quite often people share with me how they miss out on special things God has for them. Quite often the two holiday seasons, Christmas and Easter, get so cluttered with less important details that we miss out on what God has for us.
This Easter season, what are you going to do to make sure you do not miss out on what Jesus has in mind for you, your family, and your church?
What "risky prayers" are you going to pray?
When are you going to listen to Jesus?
Who is it that Jesus deeply wants to love using you as His presence to listen to them...
Or being His hands of giving a coffee or milkyway...
Or being His feet of willingness to do whatever it takes to show Jesus' love...
Or being His mouth of encouragement and sharing the hope of Jesus...
Let's read a few verses that start the Easter week for Jesus. How did Jesus clearly declare that He is the Messiah in the following verses?
"As Jesus and the disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to the town of Bethphage on the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two of them on ahead. “Go into the village over there,” he said. “As soon as you enter it, you will see a donkey tied there, with its colt beside it. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone asks what you are doing, just say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will immediately let you take them.”
This took place to fulfill the prophecy that said, “Tell the people of Jerusalem, ‘Look, your King is coming to you. He is humble, riding on a donkey - riding on a donkey’s colt.’”
The two disciples did as Jesus commanded. They brought the donkey and the colt to him and threw their garments over the colt, and he sat on it.
Most of the crowd spread their garments on the road ahead of him, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Jesus was in the center of the procession, and the people all around him were shouting, “Praise God for the Son of David! Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Praise God in highest heaven!”
The entire city of Jerusalem was in an uproar as he entered. “Who is this?” they asked.
And the crowds replied, “It’s Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out all the people buying and selling animals for sacrifice. He knocked over the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves. He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves!”
The blind and the lame came to him in the Temple, and he healed them. The leading priests and the teachers of religious law saw these wonderful miracles and heard even the children in the Temple shouting, “Praise God for the Son of David.”
But the leaders were indignant. They asked Jesus, “Do you hear what these children are saying?”
“Yes,” Jesus replied. “Haven’t you ever read the Scriptures? For they say, ‘You have taught children and infants to give you praise.’” Then he returned to Bethany, where he stayed overnight." Matt 21:1-17 (NLT)
Seeking and worshiping the King of Kings together,
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Pastor Chris Reinertson enjoys all sports, especially those involving a ball. He loves to hang out with people and challenge them to be Jesus REVolutionizers.