Palm Sunday

Based On: Mark 11:1-10

We don’t know what it is like to have a king.  It has been more than two hundred years since the original thirteen colonies separated themselves from the king of England and began ruling themselves.  We have long lost the sense of awe and reverence people once had for royalty.

Certainly the President of the United States gets very special treatment.  Whenever he goes anywhere there are many people preparing the way for him – in a sense, laying down their coats and palm branches before him.

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Christ’s Humility

Based on: Philippians 2:5-11

We know the story well.  We heard it again earlier, that story of Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey.  Perhaps it is not the most magnificent or spectacular entry that Jesus could have made.  Just think how Jesus could have miraculously rolled out a plush red carpet right through the gates of Jerusalem, or how he could have arrived in his own limousine or Rolls Royce or even his own private jet.  But no, he rides a donkey through the gates of Jerusalem.  A donkey, cheaper and less expensive to maintain that a horse, it was the Chevrolet or the Ford of Middle Eastern travel in that day.

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