Sweet Sunday Sermon – PALM SUNDAY WHAT A DAY!

Submitted by Doc GP

Back ground to Palm Sunday message

Purpose:

To show that

1- God was working according to a plan,

2- that Jesus was fully aware of His Father’s plan and willingly compliant, and

3- to show how Palm Sunday fit into that plan. 

Introduction.

Today is the day that we celebrate Palm Sunday.

We call this Palm Sunday in commemoration of the time when, 6 days before His

crucifixion, Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem, and palm branches were placed

before Him  as a “red carpet” to worship and to invite him into Jerusalem as their

King/Messiah.

On Palm Sunday our Lord made His tearful and first triumphant entry into

Jerusalem, as he continued His faithful march to being crucified on the cross five

days later.

 

 

 

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  • This morning at 11 this powerpoint will be screened into the living rooms of the members of our church assembly for an interactive discussion on the events of Palm Sunday using ZOOM.

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  • Back ground to Palm Sunday message especially for Piece

    Purpose:

    To show that

    1- God was working according to a plan,

    2- that Jesus was fully aware of His Father’s plan and willingly compliant, and

    3- to show how Palm Sunday fit into that plan.

    Introduction.

    Today is the day that we celebrate Palm Sunday.

    We call this Palm Sunday in commemoration of the time when, 6 days before His

    crucifixion, Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem, and palm branches were placed

    before Him as a “red carpet” to worship and to invite him into Jerusalem as their

    King/Messiah.

    On Palm Sunday our Lord made His tearful and first triumphant entry into

    Jerusalem, as he continued His faithful march to being crucified on the cross five

    days later.

    As Jesus entered the holy city that day, He neared the culmination of a long

    journey toward Golgotha, where He would die to save the lost, as was his declared

    purpose as clearly stated in Luke 19:10, where just before He entered

    Jerusalem, he said, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was

    lost”.

    Throughout his ministry Jesus often said that his time or “his hour” had not yet

    come, and He often cautioned his followers not to tell others who he was, because

    his “hour” had not yet come (c.f. John 12.23 27-28; 2.4, 7.30, 8.20.) On Palm

    Sunday, the time, and the place—to secure the salvation of the world. His

    “hour” had come, and it the time to fully reveal that He was the promised

    Messiah.

    The record of this event is a familiar one for most church going people, as they

    have heard this story Year after year. But the great thing about God’s Word is

    that even the most family story is fresh if we read and listen carefully, because

    often times even in familiar accounts we see things that we you had not seen

    before.

    Palm Sunday marked the start of what has become known as “Passion Week”- the

    final seven days of Jesus’ earthly ministry. Palm Sunday was the “beginning of the

    end” of Jesus’ work on earth. On Palm Sunday Jesus gave evidence of the deeplove

    that Jesus has for His people, and the world, which we see through the tears that

    He cries over Jerusalem. Perhaps he is crying over many cities in the world today,

    because of their sin, and lack of interest in the things of God !

    There are many great lessons to be grasped from the Gospel records of the several

    sub events of Palm Sunday, and we shall try this morning to list, and briefly

    discuss them by surveying the intriguing passages in the Gospels, thereon.As we do

    so, let us be encouraged and deeply challenged most of all by the fact that He died

    and has provided for our salvation. For us, who have trusted Him to redeem our

    soul, let us now praise Him for all He is, all that He has done, and all that He is

    going to do.

    It is important to grasp that Palm Sunday was a part of God’s plan, and that the

    crucifixion of Jesus Christ was God’s plan and not an accidental happening or

    something worked up as events occurred.The crucifixion of Jesus was purposed,

    planned, arranged, and fulfilled to the last detail as God had foreordained. (c.fActs

    2.22-23, 3.17-18, 4.27-28.),

    God was working according to a plan that he had set in place since Genesis 3, and

    we know that Jesus was aware and compliant to the plan, because we have

    statements from Jesus from at least a year before the crucifixion that he knew

    what and when and why he would be crucified. (c.f Matthew 16.21, 20.17-19,

    26.1-2; Luke 19.10, 41-44.) We see that on Palm Sunday and in the events of the

    days that followed, Jesus openly and publicly challenged the religious authorities

    instigating them to execute him on a cross.

    The story of the triumphal entry is one of contrasts, and those contrasts contain

    applications to believers. It is the story of the King who came as a lowly servant on

    a donkey, not a prancing steed, not in royal robes, but on the clothes of the poor

    and humble.

    Jesus Christ comes not to conquer by force as earthly kings but by love, grace,

    mercy, and His own sacrifice for His people. His is not a kingdom of armies and

    splendor but of lowliness and servanthood. He conquers not nations but hearts and

    minds. His message is one of peace with God, not of temporal peace.

    If Jesus has made a triumphal entry into our hearts, He reigns there in peace and

    love. As His followers, let us exhibit those same qualities, so that the world may

    see the true King living and reigning in triumph in us.

    Whereas the remarkable event that we are considering today is recorded by all the

    four Evangelists, as we pursue a brief outline, summing up the events of Palm

    Sunday we will be dealing primarily with the text in Matthew 21:1-11, into which

    we will insert a few sections from the other Gospels.

    As we comment on the many “sub events“ on this very eventful first Palm Sunday.

    Let us begin by reflecting on John’s amazing statement in John 12:16 which

    reads….”These things understood not his disciples. But when Jesus was glorified,

    then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had

    done these things unto him”

    What a confession by John- one of their number! Like us, the apostles

    apprehended Divine things slowly. Like us, they had to “grow in grace and in the

    knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

    So don’t despair if you don’t understand the way God works and the things he

    says in some passages. Just keep on studying God’s Word, and praying..and He

    will make most things clear …or at least clearer.

    Note, it does not say “these things believed not his disciples.” It is our privilege, as

    well as our bounden duty, to believe all God has said, whether we “understand” it

    or not. The more implicitly we believe, the more will God be pleased to honor our

    faith by giving us understanding (Heb. 11:3).

    From the fact that the plural number is twice used here—”these things”— we may

    suppose that the entire incident of our Lord’s entry into Jerusalem, with all its

    various accompaniments, are here included.

    Perhaps the disciples were puzzled and unable to understand “these things,“

    because they were very reluctant to think that Jesus, who had power to work

    such mighty miracles as they had witnessed could be put to a shameful death.

    To the very end, they had hoped He would restore the kingdom and establish His

    throne at Jerusalem. The honors of the kingdom attracted, the shame of the Cross

    repelled them. It was because of this that on the resurrection evening He said to

    the two disciples, on the road to Emmaus, “O fools, and slow of heart to believe all

    that the prophets have spoken; ought not Christ to have suffered these things and

    to enter into his glory?” (Luke 24:25, 26). May he think much higher of us today.

    Now we are used to thinking of “Jesus’ ‘First’ Triumphal Entry” —the one that we typically celebrate on Palm Sunday, as we are doing today as recorded inter alia in Matthew 21:1-11.But the Bible actually describes two great entries of our Lord into Jerusalem; and they both deserve to be called “triumphal”.

    This morning, we focus our attention primarily on “Jesus’ ‘First’ Triumphal

    Entry“ when the long-awaited King of Israel road into Jerusalem the city that first

    time, “lowly, and sitting on a donkey, a colt, the foal of a donkey” as a meek

    Servant to give His life for us on the cross.

    We must most certainly embrace Jesus‘ first “triumphal entry” into Jerusalem,

    because our eternal destiny is going to depend upon whether or not we have

    properly responded to the main thing that occurred following this first entry, in

    order to be able to join Him at the time of His second and next “triumphal entry”

    when at His glorious return, He makes His triumphal entry, as a mightySovereign.

    Just as we reflect on his second Coming at Advent time when we celebrate his first

    coming, let us today remember the description of His promised second

    “triumphal entry“, as recorded in Revelation 19:11-16, which presents the very

    same King coming again to the very same spot on the earth; but this second

    “entry” is far different from the first! Revelation 19:11-16 says;

    Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

    It will be from that very same city into which He first entered—the city of

    Jerusalem—that the Bible promises that He will reign on this earth for a thousand

    years. The prophet Zechariah writes that He will return to set His feet upon the

    Mount of Olives (Zech. 14:4); and after He has conquered His enemies, all the

    nations of the earth will come to Jerusalem to worship Him (vv. 16-17).

    And what a contrast there is between that first entry into Jerusalem and the

    second! That first entry was on a meek and mild donkey—a symbol of gentleness

    and peace; but the second entry will be on the white stallion of a warrior.

    The first entry was to make atonement for our sins; but the second entry will be to

    judge and to make war, and to tread the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of

    Almighty God.

    He wore no crowns at that first entry; but at His second, He will wear many

    crowns. At His first entry, the clothes of the happy crowds were thrown before

    Him; but at His second, He will wear a robe dipped in blood.

    Crowds of humble people went before Him and behind Him at His first entry; but

    at His second, He will be accompanied by the white-robed armies of heaven.

    He came to His own people that first time to be struck down; but He will come the

    second time to strike the nations and rule them with a rod of iron.

    When He came that first time into the city, they announced Him as Jesus, the

    prophet from the humble town of Nazareth of Galilee; but when He comes the

    second time, He will be called by the name “The Word of God”, and will bear the

    title “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS”.

    “And I saw heaven open, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True.“ There is no doubt that the Rider of this “white horse” is any other than the Lord Jesus Christ. But He will appear thus at His second advent. Then everything shall be changed.

    He who came before in humiliation and shame shall return in power and majesty.

    He who once had not where to lay His head shall then sit on the throne of His glory

    (Matthew 25:31).

    He who was nailed to a malefactor’s Cross shall, in that day, wield the scepter of

    imperial dominion.

    Just as the “ass” was well suited to the One who had laid aside His glory, so the

    white “war-horse” of Revelation 19 is in perfect keeping with the fact that He is

    now “crowned with glory and honor.“

    How grateful we should be that, when He came that first time to the city of

    Jerusalem, He didn’t come in the manner described in the Book of Revelation as

    the mighty, conquering Warrior-Judge then—although He certainly could have!

    Instead, He came as the lowly Savior of sinners such as us. And because He came

    as the suffering Servant in His first entry into Jerusalem, no poor sinner who

    receives His sacrifice on the cross need ever fear the judgment of His second

    coming!

    But the clear affirmation of the word of God is that, one day, He will come again!

    And the Bible promises that, at His glorious second coming, “every eye will see

    Him, even they who pierced Him” (Revelation 1:7).Everyone here today will see

    Him on that day. You will see Him, and so will I.

    And the eternal destiny of each one of us at the time of His second ‘triumphal

    entry’ into Jerusalem depends on our personal response to the sacrifice He made

    on the cross at His first!

    ISN’T THAT NOT WONDERFUL?! Let’s then now further prepare our hearts

    for that time by considering the details we find of this first great “triumphal

    entry”.

    This incident is remarkable because of it is unusual character, and quite unlike

    anything else recorded of the Lord Jesus in the Gospels.

    All through His ministry the Lord discouraged all public tokens of honor from the

    people, lest (humanly speaking) the envy of His enemies should bring His

    preaching to an untimely end.

    But His public ministry was now over, so He now removes the restraint and allows

    the multitudes to hail Him with their glad Hosannas, and this, not that He now

    craved pomp, but in order that the Scriptures might be fulfilled.

    Hitherto we have seen Him withdrawing Himself as much as possible from public

    notice, retiring into the wilderness, avoiding anything that suggested display. He

    did not ever court attraction.

    Here, on the contrary, we see Him making a public entry into Jerusalem, attended

    by an immense crowd of people, causing even the Pharisees to say, “Behold, the

    world has gone after him.”

    EXAMPLES

    He did not “cry nor strive, nor cause his voice to be heard in the streets” (Matthew

    12:19).

    He charged His disciples they should “tell no man that he was Jesus the

    Christ” (Matthew 16:20).

    When He raised the daughter of Jairus, He “straitly charged them that no man

    should know of it” (Mark 5:43).

    When He came down from the Mount of Transfiguration He gave orders to His

    disciples that “they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of

    man was risen from the dead” (Mark 9:9).

    “When Jesus therefore perceived that they (the multitude which He had fed)

    would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a

    mount himself alone” (John 6:15).

    When His brethren urged, “show thyself to the world” (John 7:4),He

    answered, “My time is not yet come.”

    The Lord of glory was about to lay down His life, but before doing so the dignity of

    His person must first be publicly manifested.

    Moreover, wicked hands were about to be laid on Him, therefore the guilt of Israel

    must be rendered the more inexcusable by them now learning who it was they

    would shortly crucify.

    The Lord therefore purposely drew the attention of the great crowds to Himself by

    placing Himself prominently before the eyes of the nation.

    What we have here is, Christ pressing Himself upon the responsibility of the Jews.

    None could now complain that they knew not who He was.

    On a former occasion they had said to Him, “How long dost thou make us to

    doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly” (John 10:24).

    But now all ground for ignorance was removed; by fulfilling the prophecies of

    Jacob, of Daniel, and of Zechariah, the Lord Jesus demonstrated that He was

    none\other than Israel’s true king. It was His last public testimony to the nation!

    He was their “King,” and in fulfillment of the plain declarations of their own

    Scriptures He here presented Himself before them

    Please kindly read the notes supplied above and the Palm Sunday records in Matthew 21:1-16; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19: 28-40& John 12: 12-20
    We wont be able to discuss everything in these notes.
    Perhaps we can have an interactive drawing room BIBLE READING instead of a sermon, in which we may have comments on the points listed below.
    1- JESUS APPROACHES JERUSALEM AND PREPARES FOR HIS ENTRY- Mathew 21:1, Luke 19:41-44
    2- THE INSTRUCTION TO ACQUIRE THE DONKEY AND ITS COLT Mathew 21:1-3: Mark 11:1-6, Luke 19:30-34
    3 –THOUGHTS ON “The Lord hath need of them” …”The Lord have need of him.”Mark 11:3; Luke19:30-34
    4- THOUGHTS ON THE OBEDIENCE OF THE DISCIPLES-and ours Matthew21:6-7
    5- THE REJOICING AND CELEBRATION Mathew 21:8-9; Mark 11: 7-10; Luke 19:36-38; John 12: 12-18
    6- EVERYBODY OUGHT TO KNOW WHO JESUS IS Matthew 21:10-11
    7- JESUS CLEANSES THE TEMPLE FOR THE SECOND TIME Mathew 21: 12-13; Mark11:15-16; Luke 19: 45-46
    8 JESUS CONTINUED HIS MINISTRY OF HEALING and TEACHING Mathew 21:14, Mark 11:17; Luke 19:47-48
    9- THE ANIMOSITY AND RAMPED UP HOSTILITY AND INDIGNATION OF THE JEWISH LEADERS TOWARDS JESUS
    Matthew 21:15-16; Luke 19: 39-40; John 12:19
    10- JESUS RETIRES TO NEARBY BETHANY FOR THE NIGHT-AS HE APPARENTLY DID EACH NIGHT IN PASSION WEEK EXCEPT FOR THURSDAY NIGHT Matthew 21:17; Mark 11:11

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  • Dduring our live streaming session on Zoom we plan to sing the Children’s chorus

    I MET JESUS AT THE CROSSROADS

    I met Jesus at the cross roads,
    Where the two ways meet;
    Satan too was standing there,
    And he said ‘ Come this way,
    Lots and lots of pleasures I can give to you this day.’
    But I said ‘No! there’s Jesus here,
    Just see what He offers me:
    Down here my sins forgiven,
    Up there, a home in heaven;’
    Praise God that’s the way for me.

    HERES A NEW VERSE I FOUND LAST NIGHT!

    I met Jesus at the crossroads
    Where the two ways meet
    I chose that day to follow Him
    And He said “Come this way
    Trials and tribulations I promise you today
    And He said “GO!” into the world
    Give up all to follow me
    Give up your worldly passions
    Give up your ease and comfort
    Lay down your life and follow me!

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  • WE WILL ALSO SING

    Everybody ought to know
    Everybody ought to know
    Everybody ought to know
    Who Jesus is.
    Everybody ought to know
    Everybody ought to know
    Everybody ought to know
    Who Jesus is.

    He’s the lily of the valley
    He’s the brightest morning star
    He’s the fairest of ten thousand
    Everybody ought to know.

    Everybody ought to know
    Everybody ought to know
    Everybody ought to know
    Who Jesus is.

    On the cross He died for sinners
    And His blood makes white as snow
    Loving, living, coming Savior
    He’s the One you ought to know.

    Everybody ought to know
    Everybody ought to know
    Everybody ought to know
    Who Jesus is.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ GP

    What is the message for the millennials? Our generation interpret as we may. This seems like a transactional arrangement. Jesus died to save mankind. Does this resonate with this generation?

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  • The blogmaster has always posted the view the Church must reinvent itself to win over non believers. A fundamentalist approach will fail.

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  • David
    April 5, 2020 8:39 AM

    The blogmaster has always posted the view the Church must reinvent itself to win over non believers. A fundamentalist approach is will fail.(Quote)

    Good idea. Let us all go out and worship any and everyone, behave badly, get drunk and fornicate, gamble in church. That will pull in the crowds.

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ David BU at 8:39 AM

    A reasonable wiew to hold. Jesus nimself had to reinvent.the idea of God and his relationship to man. This is what caused the contention between him and the scribes and phaisees.

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  • How does preaching to believers win over heathens? Why did Jesus venture out to spread the gospel outside of a captive audience?

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  • Q Why did Jesus venture out to spread the gospel outside of a captive audience?

    ACTUALLY JESUS’S PREACHING WAS TO AN AUDIENCE THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE LOOKING FOR HIS FIRST COMING

    READ IT IN JOHN CHAPTER ONE AND ASK HIM TO HELP YOU TO INTERPRET IT CORRECTLY AND UNDERSTAND IT

    10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not.

    11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

    12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

    13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

    Q How does preaching to believers win over heathens?

    BELIEVERS MUST BE TAUGHT!
    BELIEVERS ARE ENJOINED IN 2 PETER 3:18 THAT THEY MUST………….grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

    BELIEVERS MUST BE TAUGHT AS ENJOINED IN 2 TIMOTHY 2:2!

    And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

    BELIEVERS MUST BE TAUGHT AS ENJOINED IN 2 TIMOTHY 2:15!
    15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

    BELIEVERS MUST BE TAUGHT!

    Romans 10:13 et secq informs us
    For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

    14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

    15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!

    16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report?

    17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

    Q WHO REALLY ARE THE HEATHEN?

    THERE ARE MORE HEATHEN IN BARBADOS AND THE SO CALLED DEVELOPED WORLD THAN THERE IS AMONG THOSE WHO ARE REFERRED TO AS “HEATHEN” UH LIE

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  • RE Jesus nimself had to reinvent.the idea of God and his relationship to man. This is what caused the contention between him and the scribes and phaisees.

    REALLY? CAN YOU CITE RELEVANT SCRIPTURES TO SUPPORT YOUR VIEWS?

    THE OPINION OF THOSE WHO HAVE SERIOUSLY STUDIED THE SCRIPTURES AND UNDERSTAND IT WOULD TELL YOU THAT THE FACTORS THAT BROUGHT THE HOSTILITY BETWEEN THE JEWISH LEADERS AND JESUS TO ITS ZENITH
    WERE

    1) The raising of Lazarus from the dead. John 11.46-50, 12.9-11.
    2) The entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem as Messiah/King.
    3) The cleansing of the Temple.
    4) His teaching on the disobedience of Jewish leaders. Matthew 21.33-46

    I WILL TELL YOU MORE ABOUT THIS LATER
    UNTIL THEN I ENJOIN YOU THAT YOU SEEK TO OBEY THE TENETS OF 2 TIMOTHY 2:15-16!

    15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    16 But shun profane and vain babblings: for they will increase unto more ungodliness.

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  • IF ONE STUDIES THE GOSPEL OF JOHN PROPERLY ONE CAN TRACE THE HOSTILITY BETWEEN THE JEWISH LEADERSHIP AND JESUS STARTING IN JOHN 2 WHEN HE CLEANSED THE TEMPLE THE FIRST TIME AT THE BEGINNING OF HIS MINISTRY

    FOLLOW IT IN CHAPTER 5 WHEN THEY ASKED HIM TO PROVE THAT HE WAS GOD
    FOLLOW IT FURTHER IN CHAPTER SIX AT THE TIME OF THEIR MISUNDERSTANDING CALLED THE “CANNABALISTIC COMMOTION”
    FOLLOW IT MORE IN CHAPTER SEVEN WHEN THEY WENT AS FAR AS TO CALL HIM A BASTARD
    THERE IS MORE IN CHAPTER EIGHT WHEN HE ASSURED THEM THAT THEY WERE NOT TRULY ABRAHAM’S SEED
    AT THE END OF CHAPTER NINE THEY WERE ENRAGED WHEN HE SAID THEY WERE BLIND AND IN CHAPTER 10 WHEN HE TEACHES THEM ESSENTIALLY THAT THEY WERE FAILED SHEPHERDS AND THAT HE WAS THE EXCELLENT SHEPHERD

    NOW READ JOHN CHAPTER 11 FROM VERSE 45

    45 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on him.

    46 But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.

    47 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.

    48 If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.

    49 And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,

    50 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.

    51 And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;

    52 And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.

    53 Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death.

    WE CAN EASILY DEVELOP A SIMILAR SEQUENCE TO SHOW THE JEWISH LEADERS HOSTILITY IN THE SYNOPTICS

    IT IS CLEARER IN JOHN BECAUSE JOHN’S GOSPEL DESCRIBES ESSENTIALLY THE ACTIVITY OF FIVE VISITS OF JESUS TO JERUSALEM, AT WHICH TIME HE INTERACTED MORE WITH THE JEWISH LEADERSHIP.

    SINCE THE RECORDS IN THE SYNOPTIC GOSPELS TEND TO DEAL WITH HIS GALIILEAN MINISTRY THERE IS LESS FRICTION WITH TE JEWISH LEADERSHIP, AND LESS REPORTS OF THIS HOSTILITY

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  • Believe what you will.

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  • David
    April 5, 2020 8:39 AM

    The blogmaster has always posted the view the Church must reinvent itself to win over non believers. A fundamentalist approach will fail.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I enjoyed the lesson.

    We are the church.

    It is ourselves we need to reinvent.

    How many times have we heard that.

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  • … except we can’t on our own.

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  • RE Believe what you will.

    ACTUALLY I DONT DO THAT AT ALL ………….I BELIEVE WHAT THE WORD SAYS

    JOHN HAPPY TO HEAR THAT YOU ENJOYED THE WORD TODAY

    RE The blogmaster has always posted the view the Church must reinvent itself to win over non believers.

    Q WHAT IS THE CHURCH? WHAT DOES THE BIBLE TEACH THAT THE CHURCH IS?
    THE CHURCH IS A BODY OF REGENERATED BAPTIZED (BY IMMERSION) BELIEVERS

    THE TRUE CHURCH CANT REINVENT ITSELF, BECAUSE THE CHURCH DID NOT FOUND ITSELF AND THE CHURCH DOES NOT EXIST OUTSIDE CHRIST AS IS CLEARLY TAUGHT IN COLOSSIANS INTER ALIA

    LET US PRAISE GOD TODAY THAT THE BLOGMASTER’S VIEW ON THE CHURCH IS OFF NO ACCOUNT BECAUSE HE IS NO AUTHORITY ON THE BIBLE OR THE SUBJECT OF ECCLESIOLOGY– THE BIBLICAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH

    THE CHURCH’S JOB IS TO TEACH THE WORD IN SEASON AND OUT OF SEASON

    IT IS THE SOUND TEACHING OF THE WORD THAT WINS OVER NON BELIEVERS

    I WAS A SERIOUS CHURCH GOER AS A TEEN AND THE RECTOR OF CHH CH HAD BEEN IN HIS SIGHTS TO BE SENT TO CODRINGTON BUT AS I TAUGHT TODAY SOMEONE PRESENTED ME WITH THE GOSPEL AND LOOSED ME AND BROUGHT ME TO JESUS

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  • THESE NOTES HAVE BEEN SENT TO TORONTO, JAMAICA, GERMANY AND ZAMBIA, AND WERE WELL RECEIVED BY SEVERAL FAMILIES INCLUDING FOLK WHO HAVE SERVED THE CHURCH ON THE MISSION FIELD IN SEVERAL PARTS OF THE WORLD WHERE SO CALLED HEATHEN AND NON BELIEVERS INCLUDING MANY IN THE MILLENNIAL AGE GROUP ARE COMING TO CHRIST!

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  • Vincent Codrington

    @ GP at 12:56

    What do you mean by “millennial age group are coming to Christ”?How can I recognize this coming to Christ?? What are they doing that sets them apart?

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  • Q What do you mean by “millennial age group are coming to Christ”?

    A They are believing in Christ and accepting him into their hearts by faith as taught throughout the NT.THEY ARE SEEKING TO LIVE FOR CHRIST ACCORDING TO THE TENETS OF ACTS 2:46 OR 2 PETER 3:18 ETC.
    .

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  • There is no such thing a Palm
    Sunday
    Jesus was a Jew and the Jews celebrated the Feast of the Passover
    Jesus never celebrated a Palm Sunday

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  • Someone is talking about fundamentalism and dont really know what they talking about l

    • The seven churches described in Revelation 2&3 may be viewed HISTORICALLY OR PRACTICALLY
    • TYPICALLY OR PERRENNIALLY
    • PROPHETICALLY
    • As we consider the seven churches let us remember that in them we have the Revelation of Jesus Christ to us concerning the entire Church Age and what we may expect during the period between our Lord’s ascension and his return according to His promise.
    • We are given a prophetic picture of what will happen to Christendom during the absence of the Lord and Saviour
    • Once a particular behavior began to be exhibited, this has persisted so that we see aspects of each of these churches even up to today.

    Ephesus represents the apostolic and the post apostolic church. (AD 33 – AD 100) — Rev: 1 -7. Ephesus sets before us FUNDAMENTALISM It was the FORMAL CHURCH

    Symrna represents the church of the martyrs (The persecuted church) AD 100 – AD 313 — Rev 2: 18-11
    Smyrna had a problem with RITUALISM It was the FEARFUL CHURCH

    Pergamos reprsenets the period of pagan Rome. (the patrionized or State church AD 313 – AD 590 – Rev 2:12:-17
    Pergamos had a problem with CLERICALISM It was the FALTERING CHURCH

    Thyatira represents papal Rome of the dark ages for the 16th century. The papal church AD 590- AD 1517- Rev 2: 18-29
    Thyatira had a problem with SACERDOTALISM It was the FALSE CHURCH

    Sardis is a church of the Renaissance and the Reformation. The Protestant church. AD 1517 – AD 1792 Rev 3: 1-6
    Sardis had a problem with LIBERALISM It was the FRUITLESS CHURCH

    Philadelphia (pratical church) mission church of the revival of the 19th century. AD 1792 – AD 1914 Rev 3: 7 – 13
    Philadephia existence of REVIVALISM It was the FEEBLE CHURCH

    Laodicea the present day church is the end time apostate church. AD 1914 – the 2nd coming of Christ Rev 3:14-22
    Laodicea has the problem of MATERIALISM It’s the FASHIONABLE CHURCH

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  • You are free to interpret the Bible as you wish, Quran or what ever book you prefer. The blogmaster is also free to praise the Creator how the hell he prefers. When that day comes we will answer on our behalf.

    Carry on smartly.

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  • Q What is the message for the millennials? Our generation interpret as we may. This seems like a transactional arrangement. Jesus died to save mankind. Does this resonate with this generation?

    The church has a mandate to preach the Word in season and out of season.
    The church’s mandate is called the Great Commission, and is presented 1- in Mathew 28:19-20 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
    20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.
    and 2- Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

    This is the message for the millennials BELOW , whether it resonates with this generation OR NOT.

    Because 1-Jesus’ saying of Luke 13:3 still holds.. I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

    2- Acts 16:31 still affirms “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.”

    3- What Romans 10:9-10 says is still true today
    That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
    For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
    For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.
    For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

    4 – John 14:6 is still true today, i.e “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

    5- Acts 4:12 is still relevant i.e Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

    6- And so is 1 Timothy 2:3 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
    4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
    5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
    6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

    And we can go on and on

    The millennials and everyone else have a choice…..THEY CAN TURN NOW OR THEY CAN BURN LATER. THE WORD OF GOD IS SO SIMPLE

    IT SAYS TWICE IN EZEKIEL 18…….THE SOUL THAT SINNETH IT SHALL DIE

    THE WORD OF GOD DOES NOT CATER FOR THE RAMBLINGS OR RUBBISH SPOUTED BY BU BIBLE ILLITERATI

    THE WORD OF GOD DOES NOT CATER FOR DELINQUENT MILENNIALS

    MANY IGNORANT MILLENNIALS HAVE DIED PHYSICALLY RECENTLY BECAUSE THEY REFUSED TO ABIDE BY THE LAW WITH RESPECT TO THE CORONAVIRUS

    THEY WILL DIE ALSO SPIRITUALLY IF THEY DO NOT ABIDE THE WORD OF GOD WITH RESPECT TO THE METHOD THAT THE BIBLE PRESCRIBES FOR SALVATION

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  • RE You are free to interpret the Bible as you wish, Quran or what ever book you prefer. The blogmaster is also free to praise the Creator how the hell he prefers. When that day comes we will answer on our behalf.

    I HAVE NEVER EVER CAME ON BU TO TELL ANYONE WHAT OR HOWE TO BELIEVE…….OR HOW TO interpret the Bible ..AND I NEVER WILL.

    BUT I AM SO GLAD THE DAY THAT I met Jesus at the cross roads, Where the two ways meet;
    Satan too was standing there, And he said ‘ Come this way,Lots and lots of pleasures I can give to you this day.’

    But I said ‘No! there’s Jesus here, Just see what He offers me:Down here my sins forgiven,
    Up there, a home in heaven;’Praise God that’s the way for me.

    WHEN MY PARENTS SAW THAT I MISSED TWO CHOIR PRACTICES IN A ROW, THEY CAME TO INVESTIGATE AND HEARD THE GOSPEL AND WERE SAVED AND BAPTIZED………AND SO ARE MY SONS AND MY GRANDCHILDREN

    I HAVE NEVER EVER CAME ON BU TO TELL ANYONE WHAT OR HOWE TO BELIEVE………AND I NEVER WILL.
    BUT NONE OF YOU ALL CAN BRING SCRIPTURES, RIGHTLY DIVIDED IN THEIR CONTEXT TO REFUTE ANYTHING I SAY ABOUT THE BIBLE ON BU

    I POINT OUT WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS…….TELL WHERE I AM WRONG!

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  • @ Mariposa April 5, 2020 2:45 PM
    “There is no such thing a Palm
    Sunday
    Jesus was a Jew and the Jews celebrated the Feast of the Passover
    Jesus never celebrated a Palm Sunday”
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    We all know there must be a bit of something of an intellectually redeeming value to you when you manage to exit, rarely, your DLP latrine.

    From now on we must refrain from calling you a ‘donkey’ since that animal takes pride of place in the whole Palm or even Coconut Sunday ritual to welcome the coming of the first full moon after the Sun God has crossed over the Equator belt to brighten up and bring a sense of ‘renewal’ to the Northern hemisphere.

    The whole Easter ‘parade’ is nothing more than the Jewish Passover dressed up in a pagan spring festival of European design.

    The crucifixion of the eponymous Jesus on the cross- representing the 4 cardinal points of the Earth- is nothing more than the re-enactment of the sacrificial lamb whose blood was used as a sign to the angel of death to ‘Passover’ or avoid wreaking viral havoc on the Israelites aka the fictitious Jews in Egypt.

    With the angel of death called Covid in the air, this is the ideal time for true-believing Christians to celebrate Easter.

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  • Furthermore jesus frowned on traditions
    Palm Sunday is glorified disrespect for traditions and laws which Jesus spoke against
    Even after his resurrection there is no mention of the church celebrating Palm Sunday
    Jews nor gentile
    The church needs to stop proselytizing the things of the world and bare witness to those things of God and Godliness

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  • Was Jesus responsible for his miracles, or was God performing the miracles for him

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  • i get immense amusement weekly at the comments of the BU BIBLE ILLITERATI who seek to scoff at my stellar Bible teaching.

    You know what the Bible says about a “prophet” being accepted in his own country. Whereas I am not accepted on BU, I am lauded abroad

    Here is an example

    HI —

    Marilyn and I enjoyed your Bible study,yesterday with your Bible study, and thought this was one of your best sermons. Good teaching Good fellowship.

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  • Babylon be still while I blow this trumpet.
    Babylon be still.
    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
    The same that was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without
    Him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light
    Of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not…
    He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came
    Unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he
    Power to become the sons of God…
    Jah Rastafari, Haile Selassie the First.
    Who was born not of the will of man, nor of the will of the flesh, but of the will of God.
    Full of grace and truth. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among I and I and I and I.
    And we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace
    And truth.
    King Haile Selassie I
    King Haile
    Oh God, he is Christ
    Christ in his kingly character
    Christ in his kingly character
    Tell…
    There is no other
    There is no other
    There is no other
    His foundation is in the holy mountains. The Lord God Jah the Almighty loveth the gates of
    Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of
    God. Selah. I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold
    Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there. And of Zion it shall be said,
    This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her. The Lord
    God Jah the Almighty Haile Selassie, our Father’s chanted redeemer shall count, when he
    Writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah. As well the singers as the
    Players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.
    Oh well now…
    Babylon be still while I blow this trumpet.
    Babylon be still while I blow this trumpet.
    Bobalon be still.
    Can’t give I your pill.
    Want to see I be killed.
    Oh well now…
    Give thanks and praise to the Most High always!
    And I know Jah will help in your days.
    This is no time to gaze.
    No, no, no.
    No time to gaze.
    Play rasta song
    All the day long
    And you’ll be strong
    To carry on, yes…

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  • A GREAT EXTRACT ABOUT HOSTILITY OF THE JEWS TO JESUS

    The Jewish leaders had a hostile view of Jesus: “This man is upsetting our traditions: We need to kill Him!”
    By “the Jews” (7:1, 11, 13), John means, “the Jewish leaders.” They were seeking Jesus, but not so they could learn from Him and believe in Him, but so they could kill Him (7:1, 19, 25, 30, 32, 44; 8:37, 40, 59). Jesus threatened their power, which they used to control the people through fear (7:13). He didn’t fit their idea of a political Messiah who would play their political game and reward them all with nice positions in His kingdom. When He upset the money-changers’ tables in the temple (2:14-16), He threatened their income. So they didn’t carefully listen to Jesus’ teaching or think rationally about the amazing miracles that He was doing. Rather, they reacted emotionally because Jesus threatened their comfortable way of life.

    Even so, there are many today who do not believe in Christ because they react emotionally rather than rationally. They sense that to come to Christ would mean the end of their plans, their prestige, and their control over their lives. They like the comfortable lives that they have and they don’t want to face the truth that they are rebels against the Holy One of God.

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  • Bible Sales Soaring Among Coronavirus Pandemic

    Any time there is a crisis or pandemic people begin to think the worst is about the happen. Many uneducated Democrats go around spouting off that the end of the world is about to happen. Or, that some nasty result is going to happen simply because there is a new virus out there or another crisis to worry about. But rational people seek hope in times of trouble. The one book that they find it in the Bible.

    The liberals and Democrats seek to remove the message of hope as they have repeatedly tried to remove it from schools and the public’s eye. They do not want the next generation standing on the promise of the Bible because it provides the hope and answers that people are looking for. The satanic Democrats would rather have everyone look to them for comfort and hope. But there is no hope when the source lies about everything all of the time.

    So many people are left in their homes with nothing to do. Many of them live from one paycheck to another. No work for them means no income. As the bills mount, they begin to worry. The Bible gives them hope that this is not the end. They are reassured that they will be able to start again and prosper like before.

    As the coronavirus has spread the sale of the Bible has gone up. Many people may own a Bible but they will admit that they never read it. This is exactly what the Democrats do not want to see happen. They do not want people reading the Bible. It is the one book that undermines all of the nasty anti-God teachings that they promote. The Democrats have their humanistic teachings that tell people that they are in control. But the virus sends out a different message that humans are not in control like they think they are.

    The Democrats do not like having to admit that there is a higher power that they must listen to. They hate the fact that one business in California has seen a 143 percent increase in the sale of Bibles since the outbreak. Brian Chung is the co-founder and director at Alabaster Co. He has stated that “Even amidst suffering and financial hardship we’ve continued to see people engage with Alabaster by utilizing our free resources and purchasing Bibles as encouraging gifts for loved ones. We believe people are buying Bibles because there’s a longing to connect with God, find meaning, and experience peace.”

    The Democrats cannot give what the Bible has to offer. All the liberals can do is take what a person has and give nothing in return. Even LifeWay Christian Resources is reporting a 62 percent increase in the sale of the Bible. They are comparing figures from the previous year. Ben Mandrell from LifeWay stated that “We believe this is no accident, as people often go to the Bible as a source of hope in times of crisis and uncertainty. People draw hope from Scripture because in it they see a God who is with us during our suffering.”

    Just about every Bible outlet is reporting an increase in Bible sales. People want to have hope. The Democrats suck all the hope out of people to the point that there is fear and panic when things are bad. Mandrell reported that “The Bible, as God’s words to us, is a reminder that He doesn’t leave us to walk through difficult times alone.” People love the fact that there is a book that gives hope.

    President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence love the Bible. They look to it for hope in these trying times. All one has to do is watch the difference between President Trump and Nancy Pelosi and how they react to trouble. One will see that there is a peaceful approach to the way President Trump reacts and there is a troublesome way that Pelosi reacts. The lack of hope in the life of Pelosi makes her react in insane ways. But hope causes good reactions in people like the president. That hope comes from the Bible.

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  • Do u think at the day of judgement God will judge mankind as to whether they be Republicans or democrat.
    Man get real and teach the gospel be them jew or gentile
    God has an appointed time to judge the world
    Your best bet is to teach the word so all might be saved

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  • “President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence love the Bible.”

    Mike Pence may love the Bible even though he is a priggish hypocrite but I would bet my last dollar that Trump has not read one whole book or epistle of the Bible. Not even “TWO Corinthians”.

    Have you really drunk that much orange kool-aid?????????😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢

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  • Evangelicals and bible thumpers love Trump because of some prophecy they are so expectant.

    #Ahlie?

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  • re Have you really drunk that much orange kool-aid?

    I HAVE NOT DRUNK KOOL AID AT ALL FOR DECADES!

    I posted an article I found in my mail box………..and just so wunna come out the wood work like termites! Hilarious!

    Bible Sales Soaring Among Coronavirus Pandemic. This can not be denied.

    Evangelicals and bible thumpers love Trump and will most likely most likely influence the next election in his favour………as they did in the last one.

    Hagee, Franklin Graham and others like that with large followings will be holding sway and leading the fight.

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  • What is REALLY hilarious is that Christians are cheering on the devil’s agent!

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  • re What is REALLY hilarious is that Christians are cheering on the devil’s agent!

    Actually the Christians are seeking to obey Scriptures like A 1 Timothy 2:1-3

    I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

    2For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

    3For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

    B Romans 13:1-6
    Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

    2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

    3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

    4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

    5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

    6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God’s ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

    c 1 Peter 2:17

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