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March 19, 2016, 6:59 PM

From Your Pastor's Heart - March 20, 2016

Good Morning!

          Palm Sunday is a day that is easily lost on the Christian calendar.  It can start to simply be the Sunday that reminds us that Easter is coming.  So much happened that day though.  It was not something that was put together on the spur of the moment to bring attention to Jesus coming into Jerusalem.

          This day figures heavy into the prophecies in the Old Testament of how and why the Messiah would come and that He would ultimately be rejected by the His own countrymen.  This was the day that Jesus declared his kingship to a nation that had waited for several thousand years for their Savior and then in a few short days...  totally missed it.

          As we are studying in Romans, it was all part of God’s plan.  It was all a part of the grand plan of salvation being offered to the entire world through His sacrifice on the cross.  Jesus is King and has always been King of all.  However, on this day, He was coming as the King “mighty to save”, which is what the term “Hosanna” means.

          On that day that we now celebrate as Palm Sunday, He was coming as the “suffering servant” in Isaiah 53. But, one day in the not so distant future from our time, He will come again as the Conquering King.  In Revelation, we see a much different picture of the coming King:

11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.   Revelation 19:11-13

          There will be no doubt that day!  Are you eagerly awaiting His return?

           As always, my prayer is that we would all, “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth.”         II Timothy 2:15       

Humbly Yours,

Bro. Steve

Dr. Steven Gann

Your Shepherd

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