Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Robert Schuller Ministries, Church With No Walls

Lanelle, Me, Donna at The Gathering for Palm Sunday
We celebrated a wonderful Palm Sunday with The Gathering in Puerto Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico.  We waved the palm branches that my wife Donna and her mother had collected to commemorate Jesus Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem.
This month our monthly telephone church service, “The Call” takes place in the middle of Holy week. It is on Wednesday April 15 at 6pm pacific.  I will include here how you can join us if you want to continue an in depth discussion on the events that took place so many years ago.  Holy week begins with the celebratory Palm Sunday, or Christ’s Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem.  It ends with his death on Good Friday and his Resurrection on Easter.  A lot happens in less than one week.
I have always found it an amazing study of human psychology to see the enormous shift that took place during that week. The  shouts of Halleluiahs in just 5 days turn into the same people calling for the death of the King of the Jews. How fickle we are. We are so excited one minute and so disappointed, sad and angry the next. Emotions twist and turn with the speed of a roller coaster. They are up one minute and down the next. Certain news brings positive feelings of happiness and excitement and a moment later something changes all that and our tempers flair and our hearts sink.
Why is it that most of us cannot have enough faith to have a steady, constant trust in God’s enduring promises? One wrong word and we crash. What does it take to create that firm foundation that cannot be shaken? I wish that I could always receive bad news and let it flow off my back like water off a duck.  I also know that in my human frailty, that is not always possible.  How can we overcome the fear that made St. Peter deny Christ three times and makes us sometimes shrink away from claiming the truth? The Bible tells us that “the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.”
My prayer for you is that you will join me for “The Call” this Wednesday, April 15th at 6pm Pacific time.  We will discuss in more depth what it means to follow Christ even when we see people all around us turn away from him.  We will talk about what it means to have a willing heart but weak flesh.   I hope that you will join my wife and I by dialing 530-881-1300 at 6pm sharp.  Key-in 642848#.  We will pray together, read scripture, take prayer requests, and answer any questions you might have about Holy Week or about your life.   
Your friend, Pastor R.A.S. 
To contact me:  Robert@Schullerministries.org

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