Some calendars don’t even list Palm Sunday anymore…….a sign of the times for sure…..
Palm Sunday is the day we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, one week before His resurrection (Matthew 21:1–11). As Jesus entered the holy city, He neared the culmination of a long journey toward Golgotha. He had come to save the lost (Luke 19:10), and now was the time—this was the place—to secure that salvation. Palm Sunday marked the start of what is often called “Passion Week,” the final seven days of Jesus’ earthly ministry. Palm Sunday was the “beginning of the end” of Jesus’ work on earth. in my ministry work I refer to ‘Got Questions’ very often. This organization is so Biblically sound. Remember, it does not matter what you and I think! It is what God says that is the most important thing in our lives! It is that one and only thing! What is Palm Sunday?
From Michael Gehrling in CHURCHLEADERS:
I want to share with you a Palm Sunday Poem:
This is a Palm Sunday poem that I wrote and preached as the Palm/Passion Sunday sermon. A number of people have requested copies of it, so I’m making it available here: use this Palm Sunday poem as you wish.
I also mention in my radio program this……..
Back in the day……we called this message ‘tough love.’
I pray that you will share this with your Pastor, all Church leaders and congregants! I have stated over the years I am sick and tired of the scarcity of children and young adults in many Churches. I also see such a decline in baptisims in Churches, (How many baptisims has your Church officiated the last 3 years?) no children’s Sunday School, and sadly, a decline in Church attendance. Many good points are made here! Too many Churches are just hanging on with 10 to 20 folks. Leave your walls! Its called The Great Commission!
PS: I had a man from New Mexico tell me he had not witnessed a baptism in the Church he attends in 8 years!
I had a Pastor tell me here in New Mexico that he had not seen a baptism in the Church he left in 5 years!
And people wonder why we have such a movement of Satan in our communities.
From Lifeway Research:
We can’t lament the increased secularization of communities while assuming a ministry model designed for Christian culture will be effective.
By Scott McConnell
As Christians, we are noticing religious attitudes and beliefs changing in our country and local communities. As individuals and as church leaders, we must adjust our ministry model accordingly.
We cannot continue to lament that our communities are becoming more secular while assuming a ministry model designed for a predominantly Christian culture will effectively reach them. More Here