Welcoming the King on Palm Sunday

There is something exciting about being in a crowd. A crowd came from Jerusalem to greet him… to welcome him into the great city of David as the long anticipated Messiah… the deliverer for whom they had hoped. But Jesus rides into Jerusalem in a manner that shatters the expectations of his people of their … Continue reading Welcoming the King on Palm Sunday

Confession of Sin – Palm Sunday

Forgiving Father, Your Son came as the gentle King of Glory. He rode a donkey not a stallion. He humbled and sacrificed himself in order to bring us peace with You. We confess our own lack of humility. Forgive us for the lack of gentleness in our lives. Our harsh words have stirred up strife … Continue reading Confession of Sin – Palm Sunday

A Chronology of Holy Week

This week is the most important week of the year for a Christian. Here's a brief synopsis of the timing of events that took place with the corresponding Scriptures. Palm Sunday Triumphal entry into Jerusalem Mt.21:1-11; Mk. 11:1-10; Lk. 19:29-44; Jn.12:12-19 Monday in Holy Week Jesus curses the fig tree    Mt.21:18-19; Mk.11:12-14 Jesus cleanses the … Continue reading A Chronology of Holy Week

Holy Week Worship Services

Here are several worship services that we have offered during Holy Week. Palm Sunday Worship Service - http://www.box.net/shared/meuhlgyx82 Messianic Passover Seder - http://www.box.net/shared/hg219v3srs Good Friday Worship Service - http://www.box.net/shared/yqd2e5yyt2 Resurrection Sunday Worship Service - http://www.box.net/shared/vufzp8ne68

Palm Sunday and the Transcendental Interferer

When C.S. Lewis came to faith, he wasn't happy at all because the first thing that happened to him was the realization that God was God and that he was not. Jesus Christ was a transcendental interferer, barging into Lewis' life and saying, "You're not God, I am." In his own words, he describes his … Continue reading Palm Sunday and the Transcendental Interferer

A Devotional Guide for Holy Week

The upcoming week ranks supreme in our church calendar as well as in the life of any follower of Jesus. Thus, I would encourage you to not let this week go by without intentionally spending time in God’s Word asking the living Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit to speak to you. In our … Continue reading A Devotional Guide for Holy Week

Praying that We Might Praise Him Like the Children

Is Jesus as loudly praised and as greatly rejoiced in among us today as he was by the children long ago in Jerusalem? 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 … Continue reading Praying that We Might Praise Him Like the Children

Our Lord’s Triumphal Entry – Gleanings from the Man of Granite with the Heart of a Child

The Triumphal Entry of our Lord is spoken of four times in the New Testament.  “It is evident that it is a scene in the earthly life of Jesus which Christians are intended to study with special attention.  Let us study it and see what practical lessons we may learn for our own souls” (J.C. … Continue reading Our Lord’s Triumphal Entry – Gleanings from the Man of Granite with the Heart of a Child