Palm Sunday

04.12.19 | by Ricky Draper

         Welcome to our Palm Sunday worship gathering! There is an atmosphere of celebration today as we acknowledge Jesus as our Savior and King; however, the sentiment today is two-fold. Imagine standing in the crowd as Jesus rode into Jerusalem that day—praising him as the Messiah, the fulfilment of the prophecies of old, yet unaware of the agony and suffering he would face to secure our salvation.

    Hosanna to the Son of David!
    Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!
    Hosanna in the highest!
    (Matt. 21:9b, NKJV)

         They shouted, “Hosanna!” which means, “Save us!” Their cries for deliverance resonate with many of us now as we experience hardship and adversity on our earthly journey. Nevertheless, we’re sinners in need of a Savior, and our salvation came at a price—the ransom which Christ paid on the cross. As we enter Holy Week, let us shout and rejoice in Christ’s triumph over sin and his victory over death, and may we never forget to honor and appreciate Christ in his suffering and death for our sake. Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Resurrection Sunday, and beyond… it’s all about Jesus.

    Let us sing together:

    All hail the power of Jesus’ name,
    Let angels prostrate fall.
    Bring forth the royal diadem,
    And crown Him Lord of all!
     
    Ye chosen seed of Israel's race,
    Ye ransomed from the Fall,
    Hail Him who saves you by His grace,
    And crown Him Lord of all!

    (Edward Perronet, C.H. #43)

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