Today is Palm Sunday. The first Sunday in April is also my anniversary as Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church. If I had to write a list of people who helped me along the way, I must include Louise Kersey. As a boy, I knew her as “Aunt Oppielee.” She was known for her beauty and kind heart. Her wisdom and devotion to the word of God was also well-known. She attended many Christian Education seminars and was one of the most well-respected Sunday School teachers in King William and neighboring counties. Under the leadership of our young pastor from Louisiana, Rev. Darrell K. White, Oppielee was ordained as the first female deacon in the county in 1986. She never served for the sake of making statements or breaking barriers. She only served because she loved the Lord and her neighbor. Praise God that she still does.
Deacon Louise Kersey with Sister Ernestine Kersey (© John Gresham)
HE WAS ONLY BORROWING THE COLT
Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a valuable animal, a young donkey that had years of service ahead of it.
Rather than keep the colt, Jesus returns it to the owner. There are practical reasons as to why he did so (Christ was going to be crucified,The Lord keeps his promises, The owner needed to make a living, Jesus couldn’t keep the donkey with him).
2. Propositional Statement
WE MUST NOT LEAVE THE HEART OF OUR FAITH ON THE VALUABLE THINGS OF THIS WORLD
3. relevent Question
What are the colts we leave Jesus on?
a) Human Praise (v. 9,10)
– The crowd of disciples cheering him on
Sunday abandoned him on Friday
– Jesus kept moving to do the work of God
– Praise is good (Psalm 147:1), Don’t let
the rocks do your job (Luke 19:40).
– Praise is a valuable colt. But
don’t let your faith stay on praise.
There is something greater.
b) Human Lineage (v.10)
– His family members, also of the house
of David thought he lost his mind
– His real family consist of all who do
the will of God (Mark 3:35)
– A good family is a valuable colt. But,
don’t let your faith stay on relatives or
friends. There is something greater.
c) Human Nations (v.10)
– Jesus did not restore Davidic/Solomonic
Israel as many had hoped
– He has rejected ruling over any nation in
this world (Matt 4:8-10, Luke 4:5-8). To
do so would be selling his mission to the
– Yes, love your country and support
whomever you feel is best. We have
valuable colts. But, don’t let your
faith stay on your country nor candidate.
there is something greater.
Sit on a colt for a while. But, you still have
to walk up Calvary and hang on a cross in order
to sit on a throne forever.