“The Journey to the Cross” Devotional – Day 1

The Riverbank Lent 2011 Devotional Plan (Overview )

Lent has always been a time to turn our attention to all that has been done for us on the cross in Christ. This lavish gift can be meditated on year after year, and still would leave us to wonder in amazement. Through this reading plan created by The Journey Church for the ‘You Version’ reading plan, we will walk through the gospel accounts in chronological order, tracing the steps of Jesus during his last week of his earthly ministry. This plan is 47 days in length, but the seven Sundays are days of rest according to tradition.

The Riverbank Adaptation:

  • Each Sunday during lent, we will perform a weekly review of key points.
  • Every Friday during lent, will be a day of fasting for grace, wisdom and power for the Christian Journey. Fasting guideline will be provided.

I am extremely glad for the opportunity and excited about what lies ahead in our respective lives. If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to email me via pastor or devotional

Our best days are ahead of us,
Pst Flo

Day 1: Reading – Matthew 21: 1 – 11

1 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and came unto Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying unto them, Go into the village that is over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. 3 And if anyone say aught unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. 4 Now this is come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying, 5 Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, Meek, and riding upon an ass, And upon a colt the foal of an ass.

6 And the disciples went, and did even as Jesus appointed them, 7 and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their garments; and he sat thereon. 8 And the most part of the multitude spread their garments in the way; and others cut branches from the trees, and spread them in the way. 9 And the multitudes that went before him, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. 10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was stirred, saying, Who is this? 11 And the multitudes said, This is the prophet, Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.


  • Jesus lived his life in accordance to a Godly script, full of God’s divine purpose and plan. I am amazed by the degree of God’s detail with seemingly little things, such as the provision of an ass and a colt to fulfill what was written many years before the birth of Christ. One of the many proofs of God’s amazing love for us. The seemingly irrelevant issue in your office matters to God. The difficulties you encounter raising your children also matters. Nothing is small with our God. This should comfort you today, you can be rest assured in His benevolence, His methodical and complete plan for your life. Honestly, you are in great hands.


  • I pray that you will discover, embrace and fulfill the purposes of God for your life in Jesus Name, Amen.