Sermon Series: Stronger

Stronger

One Sunday Jesus arrives in Jerusalem to the cheers of the crowd. By Friday he has been betrayed, arrested, abandoned, mocked, and abused. Jesus, it seems, was not what they were hoping. And that’s when things get even more interesting. The anger of the crowd does not embitter him. The betrayal and abandonment of his friends does not deter him. He loves these fickle, foolish, angry human beings to the very end. And his love turns out to be stronger than their hate and folly. On Sunday, one week after entering Jerusalem, Jesus is raised from the dead by the power of God and revealed to be the King he claimed to be. And this is the paradox at the heart of the Gospel – Jesus is nothing we expect but everything we need.

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