Apr. 02, 2023
“The Gospel According to Salsa” (Palm Sunday) 4-2-23
John 12:12–15 12 The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. 13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” 14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written: 15 “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.”
- Exodus 12:3-14 (6 Rituals of Passover)
1. Find a LAMB.
2. Make sure it was PERFECT.
3. Kill it! Save BLOOD into basin.
4. Prepare it 3 Days, Roast it over Fire, EAT it.
5. No Broken BONES.
6. APPLY blood to Doorpost.
Salsa Theology: Something has to DIE for something else to LIVE.
John 15:13 (ESV) Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
Dying to Live:
Matthew 16:21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.
Matthew 2:11 …they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.
Dying to Self:
Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
Matthew 16:25 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.
Colossians 3:1-5 1 Since then, you have been raised with Christ… 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God… 5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature…
Dying to Now:
Matthew 4:1–4 1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” 4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Luke 4:5–8 5 The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6 And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. 7 If you worship me, it will all be yours.” 8 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’”