Jesus Talk

“Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord; Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David; Hosanna in the highest!” Mark 11:9b-10

Yesterday, I shared a message about preparing the way for our King. Those who lined the path placing palm branches and clothing in the road before Jesus on His way into Jerusalem nearly 2,000 years ago, whether they knew it or not, were preparing the way for the king. As Jesus was passing by, they were yelling out the words above.

Hosanna has a twofold meaning. One is, “Lord, save we pray”. The other is a praise of adoration, recognizing that He is the One Who saves.

To prepare the way for our King also has a two-fold meaning. First, we need to prepare the way for our King in our own hearts; second, in the hearts and lives of those around us. Both have to do with relationship. The first is our personal relationship with God. To prepare the way for Jesus in our own hearts is to daily recognize our need for Him. The second has to do with relationship with others. Jesus is a BIG DEAL and therefore, Christians have the responsibility to make a BIG DEAL about Jesus!

My encouragement for us this week: Reflect on the BIG DEAL about Jesus, then go share it with at least 5 people.

Have a Great Week making a BIG DEAL about Jesus!

Ways to Recognize Your Need for Jesus Everyday:

  • Think About a Passage of Scripture Everyday
  • Thank Him for Your Life Everyday
  • Sing a Praise to Him Everyday
    • Example of a Praise Psalm to sing based on Psalm 51:10:

                              “Create in me a clean heart, O God

                               And renew a right spirit within me

                              Create in me a clean heart, O God

                              And renew a right spirit within me

 

                              Cast me not away from Thy presence, O Lord

                             Take not Thy Holy Spirit from me

                             Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation

                            And renew a right spirit within me”

Jesus Talk Scripture

“So he was reasoning in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and in the market place every day with those who happened to be present.” Acts 17:17