Mar 28, 2021
Crowds | Palm Sunday | Pastor Candace Cortez
Series: Crowds

Luke 19:28-40 NRSV: After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it.’ ” So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” They said, “The Lord needs it.” Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, order your disciples to stop.” He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.” 

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DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

  1. When looking at your life right now, do you more closely identify with the people of praise or the mob? (characterized by unbridled emotions, mindlessness, focus on people vs God, and dependent on comfort) Is there a specific moment or characterization that you need to repent for from this most recent season?
  1. When you look at the core people in your life, who are you learning and growing with, are they people of praise?
  1. What can you do this week, to more align your whole week (not just your church day) with more Jesus? Take a moment and ask God to reveal a next step to you and give you the grace needed to take it!
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  • Mar 28, 2021Crowds | Palm Sunday | Pastor Candace Cortez
    Mar 28, 2021
    Crowds | Palm Sunday | Pastor Candace Cortez
    Series: Crowds

    Luke 19:28-40 NRSV: After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he had come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ just say this, ‘The Lord needs it.’ ” So those who were sent departed and found it as he had told them. As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” They said, “The Lord needs it.” Then they brought it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. As he rode along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road. As he was now approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice for all the deeds of power that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest heaven!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, order your disciples to stop.” He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.” 

    Download This Week's Sermon Notes: https://tinyurl.com/ynaashu2

    For YouVersion Notes visit: https://bible.com/events/48630780

    DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

    1. When looking at your life right now, do you more closely identify with the people of praise or the mob? (characterized by unbridled emotions, mindlessness, focus on people vs God, and dependent on comfort) Is there a specific moment or characterization that you need to repent for from this most recent season?
    1. When you look at the core people in your life, who are you learning and growing with, are they people of praise?
    1. What can you do this week, to more align your whole week (not just your church day) with more Jesus? Take a moment and ask God to reveal a next step to you and give you the grace needed to take it!
  • Jan 17, 2021People Matter | Factory Reset | Pastor Candace Cortez
    Jan 17, 2021
    People Matter | Factory Reset | Pastor Candace Cortez

    Luke 15:1-7 NRSV: Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.

     

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    Nov 22, 2020
    The Preppers Handbook | Preppers: Are You Ready? | Pastor Candace Cortez
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    Series: MIND MATTERS
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    Mar 8, 2020
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    Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” — Revelation 3:20-22 NIV

  • Jan 26, 2020Community And Transformation | RE:VISION | Pastor Candace Cortez
    Jan 26, 2020
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    Series: RE: VISION
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    Dec 1, 2019
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    Jul 21, 2019
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    “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.” Mark 14:34