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

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