Jesus's Triumphant Entry
21 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. 2 “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. 3 If anyone asks what you are doing, just say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will immediately let you take them.”
4 This took place to fulfill the prophecy that said,
5 “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.’
6 The two disciples did as Jesus commanded. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt to him and threw their garments over the colt, and he sat on it.
8 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. 9 Jesus was in the center of the procession, and the people all around him were shouting,
“Praise God[d] for the Son of David!
Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Praise God in highest heaven!”
10 The entire city of Jerusalem was in an uproar as he entered. “Who is this?” they asked.
11 And the crowds replied, “It’s Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
Jesus Clears the Temple
12 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. 13 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!”
14 The blind and the lame came to him in the Temple, and he healed them.
Dear Treasure Coast Community and Friends,
When God wants to do something big, He often starts with something small. When hope is gone, when theo build a m odds look impossible, when the problems are huge, and the resources are spent, God looks tonument of Grace. God selects ordinary, insignificant, and insecure people, to fill some of the most significant roles in His Kingdom.
Consider some of the men God chose to use.
- Moses, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh…” (Ex. 3:11)
- Gideon, “How can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest, and I am the least in my family.”(Jg.6:15)
- King Solomon, “I am only a little child and do not know how to carry out my duties.” (I Ki. 3:7)
-Isaiah, “Woe is me! I am ruined; for I am a man of unclean lips…” (Is. 6:5)
-Apostle Peter, “Then he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man.” (Mtt 26:74)
-Apostle Paul, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” (I Tim 1:15)
When I surrendered my life to Jesus Christ, as a 15-year-old boy at Hobe Sound Bible Church, an incredible life of adventure began. In October 1986, God led Rachel and me to establish Abundant Life Church. We never dreamed what a wonderful and miraculous journey laid ahead of us in ministry. We continue today to love God, love His Church, and love those for who Christ died.
Today I stand with you at a most difficult and yet opportune time. While many say that these are the darkest days in America’s history, I am convinced that today is the day of Salvation for America. I believe that God is now ready to send another “GREAT AWAKENKING” to our land. God still loves the un-loveable, He is still bringing forgiveness and salvation to the sinner, He is still restoring hope to the hopeless, He is still bringing freedom and deliverance to the captives, He is still healing, and He is still providing and making a way where there seems to be no way.
I welcome you to the Abundant Life Church family. Please join us in Prayer, in Faith, and in Action. These are great days of Pentecostal power, and end time harvest. God certainly has Abundant Life for you and your family.
Remember that God changes cowards into champions, He transforms the fearful into faith filled, He calls the impossible possible, Because, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE WITH GOD!
Pastor Jonathan &Rachel McClain