Reflections for Palm Sunday Worship

Spurgeon near the end of his life.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

No word in my vocabulary expressed deeper hatred than the word interference. And the Bible placed at the center what seemed to me a Transcendental Interferer.
—  C.S. Lewis

Glorious as Jesus is in Himself, as a conqueror over death, and hell, and the grave, the Son of God is still ‘meek and lowly of heart.’ How can we who are too much devoted to wealth and splendor derive any advantage from this narrative of the triumphal entry? Consider the prophecy from Zechariah: “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!” The Prophet shows that the coming of Christ yields to believers a full and complete ground of joy… What can there be, apart from him, that is fitted to cheer men and women ruined by their sins and oppressed by troubles?
—  J. C. Ryle

Oh the joy of Christ’s presence with his people. Oh, that we might have it! Bickerings soon cease, murmurings come to an end, complaints against one another, and against God’s providence are all hushed; the sense that Jesus Christ is with his people drowns every note of sorrow, and every heart is tuned to loudest notes of thankfulness.
—  Charles Spurgeon

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