Keystone Nazarene Church
Keystone Sunday Worship
Making Christlike Disciples in Okinawa
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  • Keystone Nazarene Church
    1198-2 Yoshihara, Chatan-chō, Nakagami-gun, Okinawa-ken 904-0105, Japan
    Sunday 10:45 AM

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Today’s Message: Unusual Victory
Mark 11:1-11
Main Idea: Jesus brings salvation and victory, but not in the ways people expected.
Lent
- 40 days of reflection, repentance and fasting leading to Easter
- to remember Jesus' death and resurrection
- and let God make us more like him
Expectations of Salvation
Our expectations often define how we see things.
Expectations of Salvation
Our expectations aften define how we see things.
Expectations of Salvation
People wanted Jesus as political king.
Expectations of Salvation
People wanted Jesus as political king.
Expectations of Salvation
The people's hope was built on Jesus doing what they thought was best.
Kingdom of God
Jesus' message is that God's kingdom was already-not yet: It was already open for those who would accept it, but not yet fulfilled.
Kingdom of God
Jesus' message is that God's kingdom was already-not yet: It was already open for those who would accept it, but not yet fulfilled.
Kingdom of God
God's kingdom grows from the inside out.
Kingdom of God
Jesus invites us to experience God's kingdom to guide and provide for us, and to invite others to the kingdom through Jesus.
Palms to Passion
People's hearts and need were revealed when their 'Hosanna' turned to 'Crucify'.
Palms to Passion
We often equate salvation with our own expectations, and become angry, bitter, and act wrongly when things are different than we want.
Palms to Passion
We need Jesus to reveal and transform our hearts, to align our expectations to His.
Unusual Victory
Mark 11:1-11
Main Idea: Jesus brings salvation and victory, but not in the ways people expected.
This Week's Memory Verse:
Mark 11:9 Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, "Hosanna!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!"

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Reflection: Day 1
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Memorize Mark 11:9. The people in the biblical text had expectations about what Jesus was going to do when he entered Jerusalem. What do you think those expectations were? What are some expectations we have about how God is going to work or is at work in the world?

Scripture Reading: John 12:1–11
Additional Scriptures: Isaiah 42:1–9; Psalm 36:5–11; Hebrews 9:11–15
Reflection: Day 2
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How did Jesus’ ushering in of the kingdom of God overturn the systems of oppression in humble and meek ways?

Scripture Reading: John 12:20–36
Additional Scriptures: Isaiah 49:1–7; Psalm 71:1–14; 1 Corinthians 1:18–31
Reflection: Day 3
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Why do you think it was important for Mark to emphasize that Jesus rode into town on a young donkey? Was Jesus trying to teach his disciples something?

Scripture Reading: John 13:21–32
Additional Scriptures: Isaiah 50:4–9a; Psalm 70; Hebrews 12:1–3
Reflection: Day 4
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We live in the already/not-yet kingdom of God. How is this kingdom illustrated in the story of Palm Sunday? How do we see the kingdom of God at work in our world now? In what areas do we cry out for God to save us because things are still not made right?

Scripture Reading: John 13:1–17, 31b–35
Additional Scriptures: Exodus 12:1–4, (5–10), 11–14; Psalm 116:1–2, 12–19; 1 Corinthians 11:23–26
Reflection: Day 5
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How can we partner with Christ in the humble, meek, and subversive work of the kingdom of God in our world?

Scripture Reading: John 18:1–19:42
Additional Scriptures: Isaiah 52:13–53:12; Psalm 22; Hebrews 10:16–25 or Hebrews 4:14–16; 5:7–9