Are We Ready? Slides, 4/1/12


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Are We Ready? Slides, 4/1/12

  1. 1. Now when they drew near to Jerusalem andcame to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives,then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them,“Go into the village in front of you, andimmediately you will find a donkey tied, and acolt with her. Untie them and bring them to me.If anyone says anything to you, you shall say,‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them atonce.”
  2. 2. This took place to fulfill what was spoken by theprophet, saying,“Say to the daughter of Zion,‘Behold, your king is coming to you, humble, and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”
  3. 3. The disciples went and did as Jesus had directedthem. They brought the donkey and the colt andput on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. Mostof the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, andothers cut branches from the trees and spreadthem on the road. And the crowds that went beforehim and that followed him were shouting,“Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he whocomes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in thehighest!”
  4. 4. And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole citywas stirred up, saying, “Who is this?” And thecrowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus, fromNazareth of Galilee.” Matthew 21:1-11 (ESV)
  5. 5. Most of us want Jesus as King, butwe want Him as King on our terms!
  6. 6. “Stay dressed for action and keep your lampsburning, and be like men who are waiting fortheir master to come home from the weddingfeast, so that they may open the door to him atonce when he comes and knocks. Blessed arethose servants whom the master finds awakewhen he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will dresshimself for service and have them recline attable, and he will come and serve them.
  7. 7. If he comes in the second watch, or in the third,and finds them awake, blessed are thoseservants! But know this, that if the master of thehouse had known at what hour the thief wascoming, he would not have left his house to bebroken into. You also must be ready, for the Sonof Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.” Luke 12:35-40 (ESV)
  8. 8. I. We expect Him when our timing is right.
  9. 9. I. We expect Him when our timing is right.II. We expect Him when we’re in “spiritual” settings.
  10. 10. I. We expect Him when our timing is right.II. We expect Him when we’re in “spiritual” settings.III. We expect Him when it “makes sense.”