I want to speak about
TWO groups or crowds
Note on that first
Easter, there where
TWO crowds. With
One crowd called out
Hoping for Jesus to be
given a CROWN of
gold, placing Him on a
One crowd honoured Him.
One crowd named Him
cried, “Crucify Him!”
Wanting Jesus to be
given a CROWN of
thorns, placing Him
upon a cross. They
killed Him. They
These TWO crowds
gathered around the same
man, in the same city, for the
same event, (the Jewish
Passover), some maybe the
One day Jesus was a hero.
A few short days later Jesus
was given a criminals death.
Both events were driven by the wishes of a
crowd. I wonder if you had been there, which
crowd would you have been in? The first, the
second or maybe both?
Things have not changed; you and I are in
one of these TWO crowds. Either Jesus is
your Lord and you have come here to worship
Him for who He is, or you are a part of the
crowd who refuses to acknowledge Him.
You are either for Him or against Him. For
there is no middle ground.
THE CROWD FOR JESUS.
John 12:19 “Look how the whole world
has gone after him!‟”
We are all individuals with an eternal
soul that will live forever and the final
destination of our soul is completely
linked to what we believe about this
man Jesus who rode into Jerusalem on a
donkey 2000 years ago.
What God will do with us in eternity;
will depend on what we will do with
His Son in the here and now!
Being a Christian is not a
popularity contest; it is a decision,
we must ALL make.
I do not care what everyone else is
I do not care what others are saying.
I do not care what others are
I do not care where others are
THE CROWD AGAINST JESUS.
Matthew 27:20, 22 “What shall I do
then, with Jesus who is called
Christ?‟ Pilate asked. They all
answered, „Crucify him!‟”
The need to be popular is a
To have the latest
fashion, mp3, mobile
phone, iPod, if the right crowd has
it, we MUST have it also, where is
THE CROWD OR THE CROSS?
Listen to TWO voices!
Which is the louder to you?
The CROWD or the CROSS?
The CROWD says follow us, the CROSS says follow
The CROWD says rely on yourself, the CROSS says
rely on Me!
The CROWD says earn your worth, the CROSS says I
am your worth!
The CROWD says bear your burdens, the CROSS say
nail them to Me!
The CROWD says be happy, the CROSS says be holy!
The CROWD says if it feels good do it, the CROSS
says for loves sake endures!
The CROWD says do, the CROSS says it is done!