The .mp3 audio file for Pastor Allen Bauer’s April 13 message, “From Palms And Sweet Praise To The Bitter Drink Of Judgment” is now available.
This sermon is part twelve of our Lenten series and was offered during our Sunday worship service at Fishers Of Men Lutheran, one of the growing churches of Sugar Land.
4/13 SUMMARY: Today, for our last look at the full extent of Jesus’ love (John 13:1), we look at the bookend events–the sweet praise of Palm Sunday’s welcome of Jesus and the bitter drink they offered Him on the cross. We are awed to consider that Jesus took the full bitterness of our sin and death into Himself!
GOING DEEPER (Extra Questions & Scriptures)
Look at Luke 19:28-44
[Note: you might find a look at today’s live outline or the worship folder can be helpful to review the teaching points from “From Palms And Sweet Praise To The Bitter Drink Of Judgment” and to answer the following questions: Can you think of a time when you just missed what God was doing or saying? What finally opened your eyes to see?
Pastor Bauer said there is a big difference between laying down a palm branch and laying down your coat (for the savior, his donkey, the crowds, etc.). How will you lay down your agenda or plans this week? What “costly” act will you do to honor Jesus this week?
Read Romans 6:35
Questions to probe deeper: How have you experienced sin taking over your life? What happens when you let Jesus’ power fight that power of sin in you?
Look at Philippians 2:9-11
In what aspect of your life is it a challenge for you to “bend the knee” (submit to God’s loving authority)? What will you do differently this week?
Share with the Fishers family: “Since Jesus has drained the bitter cup of judgment for us, how will you make life sweet or refreshing for someone else–to honor and thank Jesus?” Share your ideas here anonymously (in the third item from the top) and we’ll share them in an upcoming message and/or our Facebook page.
Fishers Of Men Lutheran Church Sugar Land shares these audio sermon files through our website and our Fishers Sugar Land Church iTunes podcast in grateful response to our Savior Jesus who shares His all, and with the hope that they encourage those who listen.
Worship with us any Sunday at 830am (traditional Lutheran, liturgical), 11am (blended praise style). Learn more about our worship services at our FOM Worship page.