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New Testament - Today in Mark chapter 11 we read about Jesus' Triumphal entry in Jerusalem! This entry is an important transition point in Jesus' ministry, in large part because it is the last week of Jesus' life, which inaugurates Passion Week. But also because Jesus' ministry will now be focused in the confines of Jerusalem, the Holy City. Jesus' triumphal entry is a deliberate Messianic action and the clue to its understanding is found in Zechariah chapter 9 verse 9: "Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey." Hosanna in the highest! (Hosanna is a Hebrew expression meaning “Save!” which became an exclamation of praise). Commentary on Mark chapter 11 readings for today by Bob Deffinbaugh titled "The Triumphal Tragedy" is at bible.org at this link.
Today we read in verse 17: "Jesus taught them, "The Scriptures declare, `My Temple will be called a place of prayer for all nations,' but you have turned it into a den of thieves.""
Worship Video: Today’s readings reminded me of Steve Green in 1987 singing an incredible acapella version of Martin Luther's "A Mighty Fortress is our God:"
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Love, Trust and Obey Jesus,
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