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Week 5 | The Mission Is Greater | Day 3

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Luke 19:37-44| “When he reached the place where the road started down the Mount of Olives, all of his followers began to shout and sing as they walked along, praising God for all the wonderful miracles they had seen. “Blessings on the King who comes in the name of the Lord!  Peace in heaven, and glory in highest heaven!” But some of the Pharisees among the crowd said, “Teacher, rebuke your followers for saying things like that!” He replied, “If they kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers!”  But as he came closer to Jerusalem and saw the city ahead, he began to weep.  “How I wish today that you of all people would understand the way to peace. But now it is too late, and peace is hidden from your eyes.  Before long your enemies will build ramparts against your walls and encircle you and close in on you from every side.  They will crush you into the ground, and your children with you. Your enemies will not leave a single stone in place, because you did not recognize it when God visited you.”


R E F L E C T  |  R E S P O N D  

  1. Jesus is coming to the completion of his earthly mission.  How do you describe the emotions of this passage? 
  2. How do the people in Jerusalem respond to Jesus on this day?  How does Jesus respond to the city of Jerusalem?
  3. What does it look like to bring our perspective of our city into alignment with God’s perspective?  
  4. What needs to happen in our hearts and minds?
  5. Pray for the Holy Spirit to open your eyes to see your city the way God sees your city.