When I preached a couple of weeks ago on experiencing the power of God I felt like something was missing. My main point was:
When We’ve Experienced God’s Power We Can’t Walk Away Unchanged.
That’s a fine point, but is it true?
The sermon centered on the triumphal entry. I proposed that the people who were waving palm branches and laying their cloaks on the ground were not people from Jerusalem, but rather from Galilee where Jesus’ ministry was centered. They were people who had experienced his power first hand. That was why they were so enthusiastic about his entry into Jerusalem.
Then someone posed a great question, “But Ivey, Weren’t these the same people who yelled to crucify him only a few days later? And if that’s the case, were they really changed by experiencing God’s power?”