Sermon re-wind: 04.03.16 "Jesus is the Glue"

Read Col 1:9-20 here.

And Colossians says, "Jesus is before all things, and in him all things hold together." Jesus is the glue that keeps everything together. 

Let me say that again: JESUS is the glue that keeps everything together; “in him all things hold together.”

This passage has been on my heart, and I think it’s God’s word to you.

It doesn’t say, “in Allison all things hold together.” Or even, “in pastors all things hold together.” That’s too much responsibility for one person. Too much can go wrong when a mere mortal is at the center; that place alone belongs to Jesus. 


Sermon re-wind: "Word of the Day: HOSANNA" (Palm Sunday)

Read Matthew 21:1-11 HERE.

You see, the crowd around him had some very definite expectations about what Jesus would do once he arrived in Jerusalem. They probably imagined him riding triumphantly into Jerusalem, marching right up the Roman authorities, and demanding the release of his people from their oppression, much like Moses did with Pharaoh on behalf of the Israelites.

But Jesus had another idea of what it meant to be a king. Gentle Jesus spoke words of love to his disciples at their last Supper and he washed their feet. And when he came face to face with Caiaphas and Pilate, his words were few and quiet.

This was NOT the Jesus the crowd expected. And one voice was all it took to capitalize on the fear and uncertainty and doubt of even Jesus’ closest friends and followers to change the entire mood of the crowd from rejoicing to anger.