Sunday, March 20, 2016

Palm Sunday

Today is Palm Sunday, the day we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, one week before His resurrection. Jesus, the King of Kings, rode into Jerusalem on a donkey that someone was willing to hand over to Him.  What do you have that you can offer your King?
           I.         The Donkey was Loosed for the Lord’s Use
Matt. 21:1-2
·  Likewise, your usefulness and ability to be used in the Kingdom of God is not based upon what you can do, it is based solely upon the person of Jesus Christ.
·  I believe one of the reasons Jesus placed himself in that position is so that we might partner with him in what he wants to do on the earth. Whether it's preaching the Word or feeding the multitude, the Lord has chosen to say, "I need you."
·  Before God can use something it must be loosed - before the donkey could be used by the Lord it first had to be loosed by the owner.
         II.         Your Best Ability is Availability  Luke 5:1-7
·  In order to experience the blessing of the Lord you must take what you have and make it available for His use.
·  You will be amazed at what God can do with your broken net, with your inadequacies and with your weaknesses if you make them available for Him to use.
·  The Lord wants us to bring what we have to the table because that which is insufficient in the hands of the insignificant becomes sufficient and significant when it is placed in the hands of Jesus.
        III.         What's in Your Hand? Exodus 4:1-4
·  God will use whatever is in your hand for His glory if you will loosen it for His use.
·  God didn't use the scepter that was in Moses' royal hand when he lived in Egypt, but He did use the simple shepherd's staff.

·  God gave you gifts when you were born simply waiting to be used when you were born again.

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