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How Did Jesus Handle Rejection? - 05/12/2013
When we experience rejection we are sometimes angry and hurt, we lash back or pout. What did Jesus do when he was rejected? "But when the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple area, 'Hosanna to the Son of David,' they were indignant.  16.  'Do you hear what these children are saying?' 'Yes,' replied Jesus, 'Have you never read, from the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise.'  17.  And he left them and went out of the city to Bethany, where he spent the night."   Matthew 21:16-17, NIV. SO SAD This is the sorry end of what should have been the greatest day in history. The people were ready to receive him as king, he came riding humble on a donkey to fulfill prophecy,  (Zechariah 9:9) , he cleansed the temple, the children were praising him, and he healed the sick, all are actions demonstrating that he was the rightful king- but, the leaders out of jealousy rejected him. JESUS' REACTION TO REJECTION      * Jesus did not argue further with them.      * He did not demand they accept the evidence of his authority and Kingship.      * He did not force himself upon them.      * He did not use power to overcome the rejection.      * He did not command angel armies or followers to support of His Kingship. He does not force himself on anybody, Jesus  offers  himself. REJECTING JESUS TODAY The offer ...

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