It was the Sunday before his crucifixion. The crowds, probably in anticipation of this Jesus who had raised Lazarus from the dead being the type of Messiah they longed for, thronged to the streets. As the crowds waved Palm branches, a chant began to be heard: “Hosanna! Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord”. This quote from the 118th Psalm clearly revealed that the people sought Jesus to “save” them. The question was then the same as it is now, “Save us from what?” The idea that we have to be rescued from some kind of danger has a different meaning in the Kingdom of Man than it does in the Kingdom of God. This lesson explores the concept of “salvation” from both perspectives and how we, as Christians, need to avoid the temptation to offer salvation from the perspective of the Kingdom of Man.
About Ken Rutherford
Pastor Ken has been teaching the Bible in some capacity since 1979. Ken serves as a teacher in our Sunday morning adult Connections and is lead-pastor for our Sunday service vocalists as well as the pastor overseeing foreign missions. Ken is currently employed as the Vice President of Branding & IT at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Ken has been married to Carla since 1983 and has one daughter, Amanda, and two sons, Taylor and Kyle. Ken and Carla have lived in the Atlanta area since 1984.