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5 April, 2020Pastor Mark SchultzSeismic Shifts

There has been a seismic shift in the landscape of the world. The coronavirus has rocked, shaken and agitated the very foundation of our lives, exposing the cracks in societal structures and leaving lives in ruin, rubble and turmoil. There was a similar seismic shaking when Jesus entered Jerusalem that first Palm Sunday. The whole city was “stirred”. Jerusalem was “in turmoil, rocked, agitated, shaken” when Jesus entered this epicentre of religion. His presence rocked the identity of the nation. His arrival agitated the hearts of people whose foundations needed to be challenged and way of living confronted. It unnerved and unsettled those who were expecting something else. Today Jesus comes to stir your heart, disrupt your lives and unleash a POWER MOVE that will forever change who you are and the life you live.

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THEME VERSE

When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” Matthew 21:10


REMEMBER THIS WEEK

When Jesus enters your life, your life will be shaken. In his presence, anything that stops you from being fully alive, fully yourself and fully his will be left in ruins.  For Jesus comes to build a new structure, a new life in you on the foundation of his love and grace that will withstand all of life's turmoil.

Bible Reading

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”

This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:

“Say to Daughter Zion,

    ‘See, your king comes to you,

gentle and riding on a donkey,

    and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’”

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,

“Hosanna to the Son of David!”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”

11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

12 Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. 13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’ but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’”

14 The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant.

16 “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him.

“Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read,

“‘From the lips of children and infants

    you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?”

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