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Matthew Richard: A Defining Entrance (Mark 11:1-11)
Matthew Richard, pastor of Eastwood Baptist Church in Gatesville, Texas, draws a comparison between the way famous musicians make a stage entrance and the way Jesus entered Jerusalem a week before he was arrested and crucified. But his entrance shouldn’t distract us from who Jesus was any more than a rock band’s entrance obscures the rest of the concert. Richard reminds us that Jesus was an unrecognized king then and often still is but that he accepts what we will give him and intends for us to grow well beyond where we start. To listen to the audio of this sermon, use the player below or click here to download the audio file. The manuscript for this sermon is available here.
This sermon was delivered on March 3, 2019 during the morning worship service of Eastwood Baptist Church in Gatesville as the beginning of a Lenten series titled “One Week that Changed Everything.”