“Holy Monday!” 2015

I have updated “Holy Monday!” originally was written in 2014. The same truths are just as important in 2015.

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What is happening with Jesus? You know – the meek and mild Jesus Who wept over Jerusalem (Luke 19:41)? What happened to the humble Jesus Who rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, instead of a king’s white stallion? Wasn’t Jesus pleased with all the fanfare of the large enthusiastic crowd happily waving palm branches and throwing their cloaks down in front of His path, as a make-shift welcome carpet, and singing “Hosanna! Blessed is He Who comes in the Name of the Lord!” (Matthew 21:1-10, Mark 11:1-10, Luke 19:28-44, John 12:12-19)? Everything was going so well one minute, and the next minute Jesus is in the temple tossing tables and money and doves are flying all over the place. In the midst of this chaos, Jesus still makes time to heal people and talk to the religious leaders (Matthew 21:12-14, Luke 19:45-48). As if this wasn’t enough excitement, the very…

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