Palm Sunday is the day that Christ's followers 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.
Palm Sunday Hymns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1rXi9nXUkQ
Hosanna, Josh Garrels: https://open.spotify.com/track/3nBeyzRJGGZuLID0VAgZ8N?si=lMOnosK1TgSMwcKFsp4pnQ
O LORD GOD,
The first act of calling is by thy command in thy Word, 'Come unto me, return unto me';
The second is to let in light, so that I see that I am called particularly, and perceive the sweetness of the command as well as its truth, in regard to thy great love of the sinner, by inviting him to come, though vile, in regard to the end of the command, which is fellowship with thee, in regard to thy promise in the gospel, which is all of grace.
Therefore, Lord, I need not search to see if I am elect, or loved, for if I turn thou wilt come to me; Christ has promised me fellowship if I take him, and the Spirit will tour himself out on me, abolishing sin and punishment, assuring me of strength to persevere.
It is thy pleasure to help all that pray for grace, and come to thee for it.
When my heart is unsavory with sin, sorrow, darkness, hell, only thy free grace can help me act with deep abasement under a sense of unworthiness.
Let me lament for forgetting daily to come to thee, and cleanse me from the deceit of bringing my heart to a duty because the act pleased me or appealed to reason.
Grant that I may be salted with suffering, with every enactment tempered to my soul, every rod excellently fitted to my back, to chastise, humble, break me.
Let me now overlook the hand that holds the rod, as thou didst not let me forget the rod that fell on Christ, and drew me to him.
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