The Triumphal Entry

In this week’s sermon, Peter tackles Palm Sunday a week early. He looks at what is going on in this story and when Jesus cleanses the temple. He is condemning a religious life that obsesses over ritual but never gets down to the business of extending God’s love and healing into the world.

Questions for application

  1. What are the things I hope to get when I go to church?
  2. Does my religion go beyond a set of practices (prayer, attending church, reading scripture, etc.) and move me to love and serve others?
  3. Who are the people around me most in need of loving and serving? How can I use the tools and insights I’ve acquired at church in order to love and serve them better?