EMBRACE THE TRUTH OF THE DEATH,
BURIAL AND RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST
All I Need Series Inspired By The Holy Spirit, Written by: Theressa Lindsey
This week as we participate in the many events leading up to Easter Sunday, (the day Christians know and celebrate as the resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ) can we truly say we understand what each means and if it is scriptural or traditional?
Palm Sunday is celebrated as the triumphal entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem as King.
What Old Testament scriptures were being fulfilled with these three events?
1. Jesus road in on a colt?
Mark 11:7 (KJV) And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him. (Zechariah 9:9)
2. The people cried Hosanna: Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Mark 11:9 (KJV) And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: (Zechariah 9:9)
3. When Jesus went into the temple; He cast out all that sold and bought.
Matthew 21:13 (KJV) And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves. (Isaiah 56:7, Jeremiah 7:11)
Tomorrow we will begin four days of what the world considered the end of the life of Christ; yet as Christians we know it as the means for the beginning of eternal life for us.
We know by the scripture it is through the sacrificial death, burial and resurrection of Christ we are able to have fellowship with God; and if even one of the three were removed we would have no hope.
It is our desire through this study each person will seek the truth in the scripture and understand the difference between scriptural and traditional events and practices. Tradition can be good, beautiful and spiritually enhancing; but it is not always scriptural. Some things practiced in the church was created by man for financial gain only and has no scriptural bases. When we choose to participate things that are not necessarily scriptural we need to know and teach the truth about them so all will know this is something we choose to do, not what the Bible teaches.
It should be our prayer: Lord Jesus, open (our/my) eyes and help (us/me) see You and love You for who You truly are not who others try to make You into; and help (us/me) Father to follow You and keep Your truth in (our lives/my life) and teach it to all You bring before (us/me). In Jesus Name, Amen.
Written By:Theressa Lindsey
Date: March 31, 2010