Good Friday – PALM SUNDAY

Today, as we remember all that Jesus Christ did for us during His final days before going to the Cross, we think about Palm Sunday and His Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem.

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The Triumphal Entry

7 They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them,
and set Him on them. 8 And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road;
others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
9 Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying:

“Hosanna to the Son of David!
‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’
Hosanna in the highest!”
10 And when He had come into Jerusalem,
all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?”

11 So the multitudes said,
“This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”

Matthew 21:7-11 (NKJV)

An excerpt from The Scarlet Cord

Completely following Jesus Christ will not always be easy, or comfortable.

The tough subjects addressed in this book–such as taking up your cross and going to the nations, or pondering the eternal condition of “lost souls”–are not popular themes.

Many Christians would rather focus on how to be happy.

Let’s be honest here. It’s typical and normal to want an easy life and pleasant things.

Most people would prefer a delicious feast, rather than an extended fast. Most people would prefer to stay at a fabulous hotel, rather than in a filthy mud hut.

And perhaps our Lord Jesus might have preferred reigning from His heavenly throne . . . more than His suffering on the cross.

This excerpt is from the Preface of Jon & Ann Dunagan’s brand-new book, THE SCARLET CORD: Nothing but the Blood of Jesus. It’s a concise call to world missions, emphasizing God’s only way of salvation through the precious blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Will we praise Him . . . without the multitudes?

It was easy for the crowds to praise and worship Jesus, when all the multitudes were joining in . . . yet less than a week later only a few of His followers remained faithful as our Lord was nailed to the Cross of Calvary.

And what about us?

Will we praise and worship Jesus even when times are tough?
Will we follow Him by taking up “our” cross and doing whatever He tells us to do?

Do you remember that old Sunday School song:

I have decided to follow Jesus.
I have decided to follow Jesus.
I have decided to follow Jesus.
No turning back, No turning back.

Though none go with me, still I will follow.
Though none go with me, still I will follow.
Though none go with me, still I will follow.
No turning back. No turning back.

Yet despite the failures of those disciples who turned away, God was merciful and forgiving. Other than Judas, they all came back . . . and followed Jesus to their death.

Through the power of the Cross and Christ’s salvation, the Gospel has continued for over 2000 years, and the God’s salvation has spread throughout the world. All across the earth, multitudes are still PRAISING HIM today!

Many have yet to hear God’s Good News, yet we praise God for all He has done and for every person who has been saved by the precious blood of Jesus Christ.

(This video highlights a crowd at a Harvest Ministry outreach in East Africa, praising and Jesus Christ. He is worthy of all worship . . . at all times. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!)

Glory to God in the Highest!
Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord.

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