Don’t Miss Jesus: Hypocrisy and Self-Righteousness on Palm Sunday

Explore the significance of Jesus' Triumphal Entry on Palm Sunday and delve into the dangers of hypocrisy and self-righteousness. Discover the true essence of a genuine relationship with Jesus and the transformative power it holds. Join us on this insightful journey!

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Don’t Miss Jesus: Hypocrisy and Self-Righteousness on Palm Sunday


Reflect on Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday and learn about the dangers of hypocrisy and self-righteousness. Discover how to prioritise your relationship with God over religious rituals and embrace humility. Examine your heart, seek God’s guidance, and don’t miss Jesus in the midst of religious activities. Let the transformative power of Jesus Christ work in your life and live out your faith with sincerity and humility. May this Palm Sunday be a reminder to prioritise your relationship with God and embrace his love, grace, and truth.

Notes on the Sermon: Don’t Miss Jesus: Hypocrisy and Self-Righteousness on Palm Sunday

Introduction: The Perils of Distraction and the Clarity of Purpose

  • Welcome listeners to a profound episode as we dive into the essence of purpose amidst a world filled with distractions.
  • Today, we reflect on how modern-day diversions can lead us away from our true calling, drawing parallels to spiritual narratives.

Main Themes:

  • The Allure of Distraction: We examine the numerous distractions in daily life, such as technology, money, career, and relationships, and their impact on our focus.
  • Mundane versus Meaningful: Highlighting the trivialities like seating arrangements in church that can overshadow deeper spiritual experiences.
  • The Palm Sunday Context: Exploring the significance of Palm Sunday, marking a critical point in Jesus’ ministry and his role as the prophesied humble Messiah.
  • The Celebration and the Sorrow: Contrasting the joyous reception of Jesus with palm leaves to his poignant weeping over Jerusalem’s spiritual blindness.
  • The Lesson of Vigilance: Drawing lessons from Jesus’ lamentation, stressing the importance of recognising and staying true to our spiritual paths.
  • The Fickleness of the Crowd: Discussing the crowd’s swift transition from praise to condemnation, and how it mirrors our own potential to lose focus.
  • Easter Reflection: Encouraging listeners to remain spiritually grounded during Easter, a time often filled with distractions.
  • Wisdom from Ephesians: Turning to Ephesians 5:15-16 for guidance on living wisely, making the most of every opportunity, and avoiding life’s distractions.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding the nature of distractions can empower us to overcome them.
  • The importance of discernment in distinguishing between what is trivial and what is truly significant.
  • How Biblical narratives can provide contemporary guidance for maintaining spiritual and life focus.


  • A call to action for listeners to keep their eyes fixed on their goals and purposes, drawing inspiration from the steadfastness of Jesus’ mission.

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This week in our Battle Drill Daily Devotionals, we are encouraged to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, our Saviour and King, to avoid spiritual distractions. Each weekday we share hope and encouragement as we read and study the Bible together.

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