Summary of Positioned for Salvation in the Glory of Jesus Mark 10:32 – Mark 11:10 – Palm Sunday 9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: 10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. Mark 11:9-10 The conversations and encounters of the disciples positioned them to proclaim “Hosanna” (save us) when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a colt. Afraid of what would happen to them during what Jesus said would be His death and resurrection, James and John asked to be on the left and right side of Jesus in His glory. Jesus responded that they did not know what they were asking for – what communion they were asking for and what commission they were asking for. We should ask the same thing about everything in our lives. What/who are we asking to commune with and what are we asking to be our commission? Where is the glory of Jesus? Where does Jesus shine most brightly. Jesus shined when He saved and healed. Jesus said, 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. Often times, the person at the right and left hand of Jesus are people, like us, who need healing and salvation. Bartimaeus was at Jesus’ side as Jesus left Jericho. Bartimaeus’ name means “son of honor.” Yet, he was at the gates of Jericho begging. Our moment of honor comes when, like Bartimaeus, we can see our destitute situations besides Jesus, and cry out for everything we need to become whole. This faith makes us sons of honor. What do we do when we reach this place of honor besides Jesus? We minister to others and tell them, as Jesus commanded the people of Jericho: “Be of good comfort, rise; Jesus calls you.” (Mark 10:49) Through the blind son of honor and Jesus’ healing, the disciples rediscovered Jesus’ glory. Jesus shined the brightest as He saved and healed. Paul also once spoke of the riches of God’s glory as Christ in you, the hope of glory, Colossians 1:27. God has positioned us to be at his left and right side to call out to Jesus for healing and salvation. When we know that Jesus is here and that Jesus’ glory shines brightly to save to the uttermost, we will cry out for everything that we need with the faith to be made whole. There, in Jesus’ glory, God has commissioned us to call out to others in ministry. There, we have the opportunity to tell others: “Be of good comfort, rise; Jesus call you!” On their way into Jerusalem, the disciples understood where they were next to Jesus and overcame their fears. The disciples realized that they were positioned for salvation in the glory of Jesus. 9 And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord: 10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest!