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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Palm Sunday

Today was a full day.  I went to church service this morning.  We heard a good word from Acts 17:1-15.  After church service we all had a meal together for our pastor's 50th birthday.  Following that I met with some boys and studied John 16.  Finally, we had another presentation of The Great Saga that went well and the pews were packed with people.

I say all that because I need an excuse for reusing another blog post.  The post below is from two years ago.  I hope you enjoy it.

Palm Sunday

Today is Palm Sunday.  When I think of Palm Sunday, I think of confusion.  Folks didn't understand what Jesus was coming into Jerusalem to do.  He was coming to die and here's why.

1) Jesus came to die to give us a clear conscience.

Hebrews 9:14 "How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God."

2) Jesus came to die to obtain for us all things that are good for us.

Romans 8:32 "He who did not spare His own Son but gave Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things?"

3) Jesus came to die to heal us from moral and physical sickness.

Isaiah 53:5 "Upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His stripes we are healed."

4) Jesus came to die to give eternal live to all who believe on Him.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

5) Jesus came to die to deliver us from the present evil age.

Galatians 1:4 "He gave Himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father."

Today, Palm Sunday, celebrate the real reason Jesus paraded into Jerusalem.  Love Him more today.

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