Sunday April 5, 2020
Today's message is based on the Gospel reading, John 12:12-19. Jesus arrived in Jerusalem on a donkey to take his place as the king. Most people were very excited and filled with joy as he arrived. On the other hand, others were very angry and frustrated when he showed up. Which group do you identify with when Jesus shows up in your life? That is the focus of the message.
Palm Sunday Hymns
All Glory, Laud, and Honor
All glory, laud, and honor to you, Redeemer, King, to whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring.
You are the King of Israel and David's royal Son, now in the Lord's name coming, the King and Blessed One.
The multitude of pilgrims with palms before you went; our praise and prayer and anthems before you we present.
As you received their praises, accept the prayers we bring, O Source of every blessing, O good and gracious King!
Hosanna, Loud Hosanna
Hosanna, Loud Hosanna Hosanna, loud hosanna
the little children sang; through pillared court and temple, the lovely anthem rang. To Jesus, who had blessed them, close folded to his breast, the children sang their praises, the simplest and the best.
From Olivet, they followed mid an exultant crowd, the victory palm branch waving, and chanting clear and loud. The Lord of earth and heaven rode on in lowly state, nor scorned that little children should on his bidding wait.
"Hosanna in the highest!" That ancient song we sing, for Christ, is our Redeemer, the Lord of heaven, our King. O may we ever praise him with heart and life and voice, and in his blissful presence eternally rejoice.