On Toward Jerusalem

April 10, 2014

Celebrate Jesus-forth1


After telling this story, Jesus went on toward Jerusalem, walking ahead of his disciples.

~Luke 19:28, NLT


It gets lonely at the top.

~Unknown Source

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As Jesus made that final ascent up to Jerusalem from Jericho, He was a few paces in front of His entourage. There are several reasons for this:

  1. Jesus was the leader and a leader is always out front. You cannot inspire followers if you are hiding in the back like Saul. Leaders lead with courage and by example. They do not drive or push, they lead.
  2. The disciples were tentative about going to Jerusalem. Fear and anxiety had created a spirit of reluctance. They were not confident about what they were doing. They were following but from a distance.
  3. Jesus knew exactly where He was going and what He was doing but no one else knew what He was doing. The disciples did not understand and Jesus was aware of their lack of understanding. When no one understands what you are doing other than yourself, it creates a vacuum filled with loneliness.

Basically, Jesus got little or no help from us. He did this incredible thing all by Himself with the exception of the Father and the Spirit. From the human standpoint, He got no help. Therefore we humans cannot take any glory in the events at Calvary. Jesus did it all without our assistance. He did it without our moral support. All glory and praise to Jesus! Hallelujah, what a Savior!


  • We may be having REVIVAL. I had 34 last night. That is twice what I had last Wednesday night.
  • Remember the Egg Hunt Sunday evening at 4:30, followed by praise and worship at 6:00 with Yuri singing a special and then a Pizza Bash in the FORTE.
  • Joe David in taking the College and Career age to Guatemala in September. A couple of the kids need sponsors and it takes $1,000 to sponsor one youth but you can be a partial sponsor by giving any amount you choose. Give it to Mandy and tell her it is for Guatemala Trip. If you want to sponsor a person and make payments, you can do that also.




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