Big Idea

In this week’s message, Pastor Tracy Boyd looked at how the events of Palm Sunday were represented in the four Gospels, and how they relate to the Father’s heart toward us. Pastor Tracy discussed how in the events that took place prior to Jesus’ crucifixion, Jesus had both the crowd and disciples in mind; Jesus drew the crowd closer to Him and equipped His disciples for greater purpose through every miracle He performed and word He spoke as He entered Jerusalem. Jesus was intentional about using the final moments of His life to show how the Father sent Him to destroy the works of the devil, remove wrong motives and agendas from our hearts, and give us the faith needed to see His full plan for our lives come to pass.

Discussion Questions

  • Do you believe God is always good? What may cause you to doubt God’s faithfulness and goodness? How can you push past those limiting beliefs and see that God is always good? What is something God has done in your life that proves His goodness?
  • What is God currently doing in your life to draw you closer to Him? What is He currently doing in your life to equip you for greater purpose? What may be hindering you from drawing closer to God and/or receiving the call to greater purpose? How can you respond to God’s calling and draw closer to Him and/or step into your next level of purpose?
  • Do you have any wrong motives or agendas in your heart and if so, what are they? Where do you believe these motives came from? How can you allow the Holy Spirit to remove those motives and replace them with God’s?
  • What do you believe John meant when he said, “As Jesus is, so are we in this world”? What does it look like for you to be as Jesus is, in your daily life?
  • What is the rhema word of God? What is an example of a time you heard the rhema word of God in your life? How does hearing the rhema word help you strengthen your faith and relationship with God? What can you do to increase how you hear the voice of God in your life?

Important Scriptures

Luke 4:18, Mark 11:1-6, Matthew 21:4-5, Zechariah 9:9, Matthew 21:10-11, Mark 11:9-10, 1 John 3:8, Luke 19:41-44, Matthew 21:12-14, Mark 11:20-24, Romans 10:17