What Jesus Did! 'Center of the Procession' — Mark 11:9-10

Saturday, August 10, 2024

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Jesus was in the center of the procession [as he was riding on the donkey into Jerusalem], and the people all around him were shouting,

"Praise God!
Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessings on the coming Kingdom of our ancestor David!
Praise God in highest heaven!"

— Mark 11:9-10 NLT

Key Thought

In the center of all of our worship, we will find Jesus. He is God who has come among us to reveal the Father's grace and truth. He is the one who pours out the Spirit, and the Spirit fills us when we praise. His sacrifice and victory over death are at the center of our forgiveness and our victorious future. Jesus, Christ our Lord, is the center.

Today's Prayer

O Father, thank you for your grace lavished on me through your Son. Thank you for revealing yourself so fully, so intimately, so humanly, in Jesus. Open my eyes and help me see what I need to do to have your Son be the center of my life. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Colossians 1:15-23
  • Colossians 2:6-10
  • Colossians 3:16-17


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Illustration of Mark 11:9-10 NLT — "Praise God!
Blessings on the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessings on the coming Kingdom of our ancestor David!
Praise God in highest heaven!"

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.