Sermon: “The Covenant of Peace”
Theme: Real peace is found through developing strength of humility and mercy that comes from the full knowledge of the love of God.
Purpose: The congregation will embrace the love and compassion of Jesus so as to know the fullness of God’s presence.
Scriptures: Philippians 2:5-11 Have the same mind that was in Christ Jesus that he humbled himself.
Mark 11:1-11 Jesus enters Jerusalem riding a colt.
What does it mean to us to have the mind of Jesus Christ and his humility? How do we learn to practice humility when we are fearful of being abused or taken advantage of? What is the difference between humility and being weak? How do we use our own personal power and authority in gentleness and compassion? What practices enable us to think more highly of others? How do we put Christ first in our lives so that we are able to be raised by God rather than fighting for our own status or position?