April 10 – 16

Weekly Reading for April 10 – 16

Preparing for Next Week’s Message

Sermon Series: Easter at Shoreline
Sermon Title: Resurrection Now

This reading plan will get your heart and mind set for the next message on April 17, 2022:

Reflecting on the Most Recent Sermon

Sermon Series: Easter at Shoreline
Sermon Title: Celebrating the Coming of the King, Palm Sunday
Delivered On: April 10, 2022


Memorize and Reflect

Matthew 21:9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

Prayer Direction

Thank Jesus for His steadfastness to follow the eternal plan of redemption for the world by fulfilling prophecy and willingly offering His life on the cross. Thank Him for His perfect sacrifice that provides forgiveness for our sin and reconciles us to God. Thank Him for His sovereign rule over the world and His rule over our hearts. Thank Him for His peace, strength, and hope that He gives us as His followers.

“Live It!” Challenge

Invite One and See What Happens – Take time this week to text, call, or send an email to invite someone to join you on campus or online for Easter worship at Shoreline. You might even want to make the invitation face-to-face. No pressure, just a warm invitation. You will be amazed at how many people would show up for Easter Worship if someone they respect just invited them!

Small Group Discussion

  1. What is one of your favorite memories of a victory parade?

  2. Read: Matthew 21:1-11. What were some of the things that happened on that first Palm Sunday?

  3. Read: Zechariah 9:9-10. How does Jesus both follow and fulfill prophecy in His words and actions in verses Matthew 21:1-7?

  4. By doing so, Jesus was declaring himself as the long-awaited Messiah. How do you think the religious leaders and political zealots would have responded to Jesus’ overt actions and public declaration?

  5. Read: Mark 11:7-10. What was the significance of the people’s actions in this scene? Read: 2 Kings 9:6-13 and Psalm 118:25-27. How do their actions reflect the kingship of Jesus and fulfillment of prophecy?

  6. Read: Luke 19:37-40. What was the posture of the Pharisees towards Jesus? How did Jesus respond? How does this scene emphasize the lordship of Jesus?

  7. Read: John 12:17-19. Imagine the people who came out to meet Jesus. They were made up of His closest followers, those who had been healed by Him, those who were curious to see Him, and those who hated and despised him (religious leaders and political zealots). Yet by the day of Passover, the crowds cried for Him to be crucified, the disciples deserted Him, and the religious leaders pronounced His execution.

  8. Why is Palm Sunday such a critical reminder to us of Jesus as the King of Peace and the Lord of all?

  9. Who is one person you could invite to Good Friday services and Easter Sunday services to hear the depth of God’s love for them and the grace He offers to them?

  10. How can we pray for you to extend that invitation?