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April 9, 2017 message: “Giving Up Popularity”

What a welcome Jesus got as he entered Jerusalem. “Hosanna!” the people cried, hailing him as an honored king. The crowds loved Jesus on palm Sunday, but just a few days later a different crowd was calling for his death and the release of a murderer. Popularity and acclaim in the eyes of others is fleeting, and if we put all our faith in it we will be very disappointed. Instead God calls us to put our faith in God’s unending love and grace – something that will never go away, and will sustains us through the times when others have abandoned us.

To watch Jimmy Epplett’s message, based on Matthew 21: 1-11, contact the church office for a copy of the message on DVD.