PALM SUNDAY BEGINS HOLY WEEK OR PASSION WEEK.
10 For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost. Luke 19:10 NLT
Zion’s Coming King
9 Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem!
Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey—riding on a donkey’s colt. Zechariah 9:9 NLT
Jesus Comes to Jerusalem as King
1 As Jesus and the disciples approached Jerusalem, they came to the town of Bethphage on the Mount of Olives. Jesus sent two of them on ahead. 2 “Go into the village over there,” he said. “As soon as you enter it, you will see a donkey tied there, with its colt beside it. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone asks what you are doing, just say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will immediately let you take them. 4 This took place to fulfill the prophecy that said, 5 “Tell the people of Jerusalem, ‘Look, your King is coming to you. He is humble, riding on a donkey—riding on a donkey’s colt.’” 6 The two disciples did as Jesus commanded. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt to him and threw their garments over the colt, and he sat on it. 8 Most of the crowd spread their garments on the road ahead of him, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 Jesus was in the center of the procession, and the people all around him were shouting. 10 The entire city of Jerusalem was in an uproar as he entered. “Who is this?” they asked. 11 And the crowds replied, “It’s Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.” Matthew 21:1-11 NLT
- Jesus was greeted as royalty.
- Jesus knew they didn’t understand the path he was on.
- The palm branch represented goodness and victory and was symbolic of the final victory He would soon fulfill over death.
54b…“Death is swallowed up in victory. 55 O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” 56 For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power.57 But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:54b-57 NLT
- Jesus is the KING OF KINGS.
- Jesus is the PRINCE OF PEACE.
6 For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 His government and its peace will never end… Isaiah 9:6-7 NLT
- The Last Supper
- Washed the Disciples’ feet
- Maundy, from the Latin root madam, means “commandment” or “mandate.”
34 So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. John 13:34 NLT
- The Cross of Jesus Christ
- The ultimate sacrifice/ atonement
It’s called Good Friday because, by Jesus’ death, he became the final, complete sacrifice for our sins. We couldn’t have erased our sins. Our hands would have been forever stained with every single sin for a lifetime. But Jesus broke the bonds of death and sin forever!
- Resurrection Sunday
- There is an Empty Grave.