Miracles on Palm Sunday — 2019 April 14

Photo of the face of a donkey and the words, "your king comes to you gentle and riding on a donkey."Palm Sunday Message from Pastor Ken

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Palm Sunday, 14 April 2019

Miracles on Palm SundayMatthew 21:1-11

As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her.  Untie them and bring them to me.  If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”  This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “Say to the Daughter of Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’” The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them.  They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them.  A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.  The crowds that went ahead of Him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!”  Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!  “Hosanna in the highest!”  When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.

Painting depicting a narrow Jerusalem street lined with people waving large palm branches with the words, "The crowds . . . shouted, 'Hosanna to the Son of David!'"

The miracle of the                                                     

The miracle of the                                                     . 

Painting of a country scene with a donkey by a stream and a man walking toward him with the words of Zechariah 9:9.

 “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion.  Shout O daughter of Jerusalem.  Behold, thy king cometh unto thee.  He is just and having salvation, lowly and riding upon an ass and upon a colt, the foal of an ass.”  Zechariah 9:9

The miracle of the                                                        

  1. The unbroken colt’s                                                           . 
  2. The people’s                                                          response. 

The miracle of the                                                                                      

Photo of stones with the words, "I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out."

“And some of the Pharisees from among the multitudes said unto the Master when He heard them singing these hymns on that day, ’Master, rebuke thy disciples.’  And Jesus said, ‘I tell you that if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.’” Luke 19: 39-40  

 “At first His disciples did not understand all this.  Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about Him and that they had done these things to Him.” John 12:16

“Now the crowd that was with Him when He called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word.” John 12:17

Portrait of Kenneth L. Williamson wearing glasses, a gray jacket over a white shirt with pastor's collar.
Rev. Kenneth L. Williamson

SONG OF PREPARATION

I Raise a Hallelujah

I raise a hallelujah, in the presence of my enemies

I raise a hallelujah, louder than the unbelief

I raise a hallelujah, my weapon is a melody

I raise a hallelujah, heaven comes to fight for me

CHORUS

I’m gonna sing, in the middle of the storm

Louder and louder, you’re gonna hear my praises roar

Up from the ashes, hope will arise

Death is defeated, the King is alive!

 

I raise a hallelujah, with everything inside of me

I raise a hallelujah, I will watch the darkness free

I raise a hallelujah, in the middle of the mystery

I raise a hallelujah, fear you lost your hold on me!

CHORUS

BRIDGE:

MEN: Sing a little louder                    

      WOMEN: (Sing a little louder)

Men: Sing a little louder                     

      WOMEN: (Sing a little louder)

Men: Sing a little louder                    

      WOMEN: (Sing a little louder)

Men: Let’s sing a little louder    

      WOMEN: (Let’s sing a little louder)

MEN: Sing a little louder                   

      WOMEN: (in the presence of my enemies)

Men: Sing a little louder                     

       WOMEN: (Louder than the unbelief)

Men: Sing a little louder                    

       WOMEN: (My weapon is a melody)

Men: Let’s sing a little louder    

       WOMEN: (Heaven comes to fight for me)

CHORUS: Instruments cut out. A Cappella voices. Clapping

I’m gonna sing, in the middle of the storm

Louder and louder, you’re gonna hear my praises roar

Up from the ashes, hope will arise

Death is defeated, the is alive!

CHORUS: Instruments rejoin voices, Clapping continues.

 

Oh, I’m gonna sing, in the middle of the storm

Louder and louder, you’re gonna hear my praises roar

Up from the ashes, hope will arise

Death is defeated, the King is alive!

The King is alive!

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