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Palm Sunday Sermon: Jesus Sets Us Free

When Jesus mounted that donkey it was pretty clear who needed saving from who; it was clear what they needed saving from and it was fairly clear what people longed to be saved for. The people longed for freedom: freedom from the brutality of their Roman rulers, freedom from the ravages of poverty, freedom from the strict oppression of their religious authorities, and freedom from the fear of illness and death…

For Jesus, the presence of God’s Spirit is evident in human interactions of mercy, compassion, forgiveness, sharing, working for justice, respect, joy, working for peace. When you do these things, you know God’s Spirit is here in you. Jesus called people to recognize and name the active presence of God’s Spirit in our midst.

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