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Today's Scripture:

Jesus' Triumphal Entry Into Jerusalem, Matthew 21:1-11


"When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, "Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, 'The Lord needs them.' And he will send them immediately." This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying,


"Tell the daughter of Zion,

Look, your king is coming to you,

humble, and mounted on a donkey,

and on a colt, the foal of a donkey."


The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,


"Hosanna to the Son of David!

Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!

Hosanna in the highest heaven!"


When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, "Who is this?" The crowds were saying, "This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee."


Today's Thought:

Thanks for joining us this morning LIVE on Facebook. As we enter Holy Week, we are definitely in unprecedented times. But so was the first Holy Week. We read about Palm Sunday with the benefit of hindsight. We know the kingdom Jesus established was an eternal one, not an earthly one. Yet, we still find ourselves in the same place as those who were confused when Jesus didn't live up to their expectations.


If we are honest, we walk through life with expectations for God. And while God does wonderful things for us, His plans don't necessarily follow our expectations (see COVID-19). It is then that we decide whether we are faithful followers or fair-weather fans.


Are we willing to trust God and His plans for our lives - even when things don't look like we thought they would? 


Today's Reflection:

  • Do you have expectations of God? If so, what are they? Be honest. 

  • Do you let your expectations and outcomes affect your love and pursuit of God? If so, how?

  • Think back. When is the last time God moved in a way you didn't expect? What did you learn from that experience?

At Anchor Church, we exist to love and lead one another with the hope of Jesus. We hope this devotional is an encouragement and an inspiration.


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  • Justin Brownlee

Happy Friday! For many of you it was your first week of distance learning. Everyone welcomed in April this week. Our prayer is that this month would be one of restoration, healing and victory for our world!


We launched www.EggMaitland.com today! You can sign up to get an Anchor Church Easter Egg bag with goodies, and/or a He is Risen sign for your front yard. What a great way to spread hope!


Today's Declaration of Hope:

We are a people who listen to the voice of God.


Today's Scripture:

John 15:1-5 says, “I am the true Vine. My Father is the One Who cares for the Vine. He takes away any branch in Me that does not give fruit. Any branch that gives fruit, He cuts it back so it will give more fruit. You are made clean by the words I have spoken to you. Get your life from Me and I will live in you. No branch can give fruit by itself. It has to get life from the vine. You are able to give fruit only when you have life from Me. I am the Vine and you are the branches. Get your life from Me. Then I will live in you and you will give much fruit. You can do nothing without Me.


How Can You Serve Your Neighbor Today?

How can you allow the prayer: "God, break my heart for what breaks yours" to become reality? Are you noticing people around you and their needs? Maybe you can leave a note on your neighbors car or front door. Whether it be a blessing for their day or a simple reminder that you are praying for them, show them that they are valued.


Read all of John 15 today.


Comment below with your thoughts, questions, or prayer requests.

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  • Justin Brownlee

The fruit of your serving has been a blessing! Thank you for being a willing vessel for the name of Jesus and representing the local church. Those of you who are making the face masks for local medical professionals has been a HUGE example of being a blessing. Thank you!


Today's Declaration of Hope:

We are people who believe faith is our foundation and hope is our future.


Today's Scripture:

Psalm 32:7 says, “You are my hiding place. You keep me safe from trouble. All around me are your songs of being made free.”


How Can You Serve Your Neighbor Today?

Help use surprise our local Chick-fil-A workers with a treat! They are continuing to work and are not seeing as many customers. A special treat will cheer them up! Whether it be homemade cookies, store bought cake or candy, you can never go wrong with sugary snacks. Reach out to Pastor Justin if you are interested in being a blessing.


Read all of Psalm 32 today.


Comment below with your thoughts, questions, or prayer requests.

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