Our culture trains us to think we are independent people who can do whatever we want. When we buy into this thinking, we consider ourselves the masters of our own destiny. But this mentality is bound to rebel against the restraints of God’s sovereignty. Whenever God makes demands of us that run counter to our thoughts or desires, we will vainly plot ways to free ourselves from what seems like chains preventing us from getting what we want. Palm Sunday is a reminder to us that God reigns and that He plans to mediate that reign through His Son Jesus Christ. But it is no celebration for us unless we are willing to wisely repent of our self-centered rebellion, fearfully worship the almighty sovereign God, and humbly submit to Him and the rule of His Son. Without these essential attitudes God’s sovereign rule will always feel like chains instead of the blessing that He intends it to be, for blessed are all who take refuge in Him! May we be a people whose refuge is Jesus.
Sunday at Liberty
- SS: Palm Sunday Brunch
- AM: Pastor Rory–Psalm 2–The Lord Reigns (sermon notes)
- PM: 1st Qtr Members’ Meeting; Q&A with Nathan Wagner