Welcome to the Christ’s Chapel worship and time in the Word today. I come to you by way of the web, bringing you greetings from both Pastora Marissa and I, and as well, the whole team here with Christ’s Chapel. We gather with you today in the name of our Lord, Christ Jesus!
We come together today to spend time in honor of our Lord on this Palm Sunday 2020. While we may be in need to being separated by distance, we are one body, joined together in one Spirit to give praise unto our one Lord, the precious Lamb of God, our Lord Jesus!
We pray today, ‘Oh Father, we give glory unto your Holy name! We come before you in praise of who You are. Father, forgive us for all sin and iniquity, heal our land we pray; Lord God we lift before you in prayer, our Nation, our leadership, our medical and caretaker personnel, your Church; and Lord, the many amongst us who have been touched by this virus which has affected us all in one way or another. Lord we also lift before you the many around the world who likewise are in need. We ask that by the power of the Holy Spirit, that your divine wisdom and knowledge be imparted; that your healing power may flow; that souls everywhere might respond to your saving grace, believing upon your name. Touch us Lord God, receive our prayer and praise today. This we pray in the name of Jesus’.
Today on this wonderful day in which we join with all God’s people in celebration of the victory received through our Lord Jesus, we lift our voices before the Lord in thanksgiving of who He is. He is the Son of God, our King of kings, He is our Lord and Savior, the bright morning star!
Matthew 21 gives to you the account of Christ Jesus entering into Jerusalem as he made His way toward Calvary. Matthew writes of Jesus’ entry with, ’Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?” And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.”
The Gospel according to Matthew here is describing the coming of Christ which was foretold by the prophet Zechariah (9:9). When Christ would appear in his glory, in His meekness, in mercy and salvation! The humble state of Jesus marks his triumphal entry to Jerusalem. We can only imagine the crowds that day. There were those who knew Christ, crying Hosanna, Hosanna, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, and then, undoubtedly, there were those in the mix of the multitude that would soon cry crucify him!
How timely this message is on this Sunday. Today, we are challenged once again, to declare who Christ Jesus is in our lives! Remember Church, as you take Christ as your King, you are called to lay your all at his feet. Your every desire, worry and need. ‘Hosanna’ signifies, Save now, we beseech thee! Just as the city of Jerusalem was moved on that day which we celebrate this Palm Sunday, let us today be moved to cry ‘Hosanna’……save us now…we ask of You today!! He alone is your Savior!
May you be blessed and encouraged by the Word today. Rejoice, Shout, Jesus is Your King!