Peace On Earth
This is Pastor Marnie Leinberger’s sermon from Sunday, March 29, 2015. The scripture is Luke 19:28-40. In our service we read from the New Revised Standard Version and from The Message, a modern interpretation by Eugene Peterson. We read both with the hope that our understanding will be enriched.
This is from The Message:
28After saying these things, Jesus headed straight up to Jerusalem. 29When he got near Bethphage and Bethany at the mountain called Olives, he sent off two of the disciples 30with instructions: “Go to the village across from you. As soon as you enter, you’ll find a colt tethered, one that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it. 31If anyone says anything, asks, ‘What are you doing?’ say, ‘His Master needs him.’” 32The two left and found it just as he said. 33As they were untying the colt, its owners said, “What are you doing untying the colt?” 34 They said, “His Master needs him.” 35They brought the colt to Jesus. Then, throwing their coats on its back, they helped Jesus get on. 36As he rode, the people gave him a grand welcome, throwing their coats on the street. 37Right at the crest, where Mount Olives begins its descent, the whole crowd of disciples 38burst into enthusiastic praise over all the mighty works they had witnessed: Blessed is he who comes, the king in God’s name! All’s well in heaven! Glory in the high places! 39 Some Pharisees from the crowd told him, “Teacher, get your disciples under control!” 40 But he said, “If they kept quiet, the stones would do it for them, shouting praise.”
The New Revised Standard Version can be found here.