Passion Week is the Heart Beat of Missions
Sunday was Palm Sunday. In today’s evangelical church that doesn’t mean a lot in our church tradition but 2000 years ago it was the climax of God’s redemptive plan. You see God’s people had been waiting for a deliver for quite sometime. In fact they had waited for about 1500 years for God’s Messiah. It was then that Moses gave the law outlining the Kingship of Israel. As the years came and went God revealed that the King would be an eternal one that would reign in righteousness and justice. This is who God’s people were waiting for. That is why when Jesus was entering Jerusalem the people shouted Hosanna, which means the Lord saves. They laid palms down on the road in front of him as a sign of respect for the King. He rode in on a donkey to fulfill Zechariah 9:9 and proclaim He was the King. This is the start of Passion Week. It ends with Jesus’ death and Resurrection. This is what Christ was passionate about the glorification of His Father through the redemption of man. That is why He died and that is why He rose from the grave.
As followers of Christ, we should be just as passionate about the glorification of God through the redemption of man. This week as we prepare to have our traditional Easter family get together and such, we need to take time and reflect about our passion to do mission. Are we passionate about communicating the death and resurrection of Christ? Do we seek to live the gospel out everyday? Do we even know how to share the Passion of Christ?
And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
Posted on March 26, 2013, in Church, Devotional, Gospel, Life, Missions, YMI, Youth Missions International and tagged Easter, gospel, King, Mission, Missionary, missions, Palm Sunday, Passion Week, Resurrection, YMI, Youth Missions International. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.