Palm Sunday Punctuation

Mar 28, 1999
Pastor Wayne C Eichstadt
Hymns: 55, 162, 367, 341
Pre-Service Prayer:

Hosanna in the highest....praise be to You Lord Jesus! Thank you for enabling me to come to Your house and celebrate Your salvation today. Thank you for being my Savior and willingly laying down your life as a sacrifice for my sins. As we enter this week of remembering Your suffering, death, and resurrection be with us and bless our worship, strengthen our hearts in love toward you, and fill us with the joy of knowing that You are our King! Amen!

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 8

First Reading: 

Exodus 12:1-14

The Children of Israel kept the annual Passover feast as a way of remembering God’s deliverance from bondage in Egypt, but also to look forward in expectation to the Lamb of God whose blood would deliver them from the slavery of sin. Sunday was the day on which families chose their lamb for Thursday’s Passover. Sunday was the day on which the Lamb of God entered Jerusalem and presented Himself as the sacrifice for sins.

Second Reading: 

Revelation 19:11-16

In order to be our Savior, Jesus humbled Himself and became obedient unto death. This humility should not sway us from seeing Him as our all-powerful, victorious, and exalted King. He came in humility, but has now defeated our enemies and rules over all things with full power and glory, as John’s vision in Revelation shows.