The Significance Of Palm Sunday: Luke 19:28-47

Welcome back to GCC, we’re continuing our Lent season series, exploring the theme of sacrifice and spiritual renewal. During Lent, individuals traditionally give up things such as coffee or chocolate symbolically to create space in their lives for the God presence to manifest. The sermon series has been focused on not only relinquishing fears but also embracing faith as a transformative aspect of this journey. We’ve been contemplating the dual nature of giving up and taking on values aligned with the kingdom of God

As Palm Sunday marks the commencement of Holy Week, Pastor Julio draws parallels to Jesus’ journey to the cross and resurrection, urging us to consider surrendering personal authority to embrace the LORD’s rule and reign in our lives. In a society permeated by self-centeredness, today’s sermon challenges us to reflect on yielding our own control to allow God to guide and influence our actions.

The Triumphal Entry: Palm Sunday

The Passage: Luke 19: 28-47 

28 And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’” 32 So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them. 33 And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34 And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” 35 And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36 And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road. 37 As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, 38 saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” 39 And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40 He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”

Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem

41 And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42 saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side 44 and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

45 And he entered the temple and began to drive out those who sold, 46 saying to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be a house of prayer,’ but you have made it a den of robbers.”

47 And he was teaching daily in the temple. The chief priests and the scribes and the principal men of the people were seeking to destroy him, 48 but they did not find anything they could do, for all the people were hanging on his words.

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