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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

Apr 9, 2017

2 Corinthians 2:12-17; Matthew 21:6-11
But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.

As we celebrate the dedication of four beautiful babies this Sunday, we will also consider what it means to be led by Christ in "triumphant procession." For Paul, this meant being held captive to the power of a great affection. As Jesus walk through the processional on Palm Sunday, there is no doubt that the crowds around him had different expectations of what the Messiah would and should do. We are not much different. The goal for us though, is to not stop following him at the temple, to go where he goes, to keep company with Jesus and to follow him all the way to the cross. Where others abandoned him along the road, we will follow. We have to, for he alone has the words of life, "come unto me, all you who are heavy burned, and I will give you rest." Join us as we consider this Christ and the aroma of His new regime as we begin Holy Week.