Palm Sunday Message from TRS: “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.” He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.

Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.”

Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and believing in him.

The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Blessed is the king of Israel!”
Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written:
“Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion;
see, your king is coming,
seated on a donkey’s colt.”

At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that these things had been done to him.

Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word. Many people, because they had heard that he had performed this sign, went out to meet him. So the Pharisees said to one another, “See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!
– John 12:1-19

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55 thoughts on “Palm Sunday Message from TRS: “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

  1. To approve same-se* marriage opens
    the door to polygamy, intra-familial (incest), inter-species (bestiality) and
    intra-generational (pedophilia/ephebophilia) marriage on the same basis –
    rights, justice, etc.
    This agenda to change marriage for
    political reasons violates Scripture, the Commandments, the Gospels, words of
    Jesus, the Epistles, 4000 years of Judeo-Christian theology and teaching. There
    is nothing in any of these that approves same-se* se*ual acts, orientations or
    It is illogical and irrational and will be detrimental to the economic and social stability of this nation (no doubt Obama has that in mind as most of his policies achieve that same outcome)
    Here’s the mess ‘gay marriage’ has created in MA thanks to Romney:

    1. Continued: 
      Under Obama – approving gay
      marriage has become the Political Correct default setting and mandatory if you
      want to say a prayer at a government function (Giglio) or have a food service on
      a college campus (Chick-Fil-A) or get a job in any government funded entity.
      This despite the preponderance of evidence to the contrary that children are
      better served by a stable heterosexual family.
      But this is a government that
      makes decisions by the wishes and needs of 1.5% of its citizens who happen to
      have (conditioned) same-sex attraction due to family dysfunction, trauma and
      nurture deficits, absent fathers, (like Obama’s upbringing).
      As they say, Misery loves company.
      Obama and the fatherless, parentless crew are operating in rebellion against
      God’s law, commandments and design (see Romans 1:18-32) and are hell-bent to
      change the world to make it accomodate their own self-willed, angry, inner
      mental landscape.
      I have no doubt the same group of
      12 SCOTUS justices that passed Obamacare will give a pass to ‘gay
      marriage’.   Their deliberation are a mere formality and the hearing a farce.

    2. This is the first sentence of the comment above.  Somehow it got left out when I posted.  I  hate this new comment system! 
      This week, 12 men who are political appointees will appear to consider the wisdom of changing the structure of society to allow for ‘gay marriage’ that is marriage to persons of the same sex and making it equal in every way to traditional (God-ordained) marriage and determining if this is a matter of rights and justice or not.

  2. I am very inspired now that I have read your blog post! Thank you for keeping me in high spirits today! Palm Sunday is a very glorious day and it is a very wonderful day to honor Jesus Christ, our savior. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post and may God bless you! 🙂

  3. If the Easter Bunny is now the ‘Spring Bunny, what’s Palm Sunday, ‘Tree Weekend’?

  4. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (Mat 7:13-14)
    Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. (Mat 7:21)
    The sense of this verse seems to be this: No person, by merely acknowledging my authority, believing in the Divinity of my nature, professing faith in the perfection of my righteousness, and infinite merit of my atonement, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven – shall have any part with God in glory; but he who doeth the will of my Father – he who gets the bad tree rooted up, the good tree planted, and continues to bring forth fruit to the glory and praise of God. There is a good saying among the rabbins on this subject. “A man should be as vigorous as a panther, as swift as an eagle, as fleet as a stag, and as strong as a lion, to do the will of his Creator.” (A Clarke)

  5. A Blessed Palm Sunday To All!

  6. From God comes our rights and the moral framework within which we govern our lives. Thank God our founders understood from whence authority comes. Not man, not governments, but God alone.

  7. This week is a time to ponder all which our Savior has done for us;; to remember His suffering and rejoice in His resurrection but this day I am also thinking about His soon coming again to rule and reign, not as the suffering Servant but as the Triumphant King of Glory. Come Lord Jesus!

    1. njmom Couldn’t He come down, you know, just for a few hours, and smite a few million radical  liberals?   Especially the hardcore advocates for abortion,  homosexual sex,  and gun control(well I guess the Savior probably might not weigh in on gun rights).
      Then maybe a quick sermon on how to live your life to get to Heaven and then poof he’s gone. Hopefully that would keep mankind on the straight and narrow for a few hundred years. 
      I can dream.

      1. glegakis njmom Yes, it would be great and I’ve even prayed and asked the Lord to show the world His glory because they need to know there is only ONE God and He reigns in Heaven and in our hearts. However, Jesus told us to “Go ye” and therefore has left it to us to preach the Gospel but the Good News for us is He did not leave us alone and sent His Spirit to guide us and help us in all things. Keep the faith. 🙂

        1. glegakis njmom Thank you for the compliment. My faith is borne out of a relationship with the Lord, His Word and His faithfulness to me through many trials. As far as denomination I am a born again, baptized in the Holy Spirit Catholic.

  8. Who am I that Jesus loves me enough to leave His Place to die for me?  I’ve done nothing to deserve His Love, but I am SO incredibly thankful and grateful to Jesus for His incredible mercy, grace and forgiveness.  Thank you Lord.

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  10. Hosanna in the highest.  Praise be unto our Lord and Saviour for his grace and mercy, though we are undeserving he showeres us with his love.  How is it possible for God to love us?  Yet he does!  I am so in love with the great I AM.

  11. What is so great about God is that his love for us mere mortals is that his love has no ending, to all my fellow scoopers here may God bless you and keep you safe.

  12. John15;13 Greater love has no man than this,that he would lay down his life for his friends.You are my friends if you keep my commands.

  13. I pray this day that the Lord would bring about a great revival or an awakening to our nation so that once again we would become that shining city on a hill..

      1. TheresaAK 57thunderbird It has been my prayer for a long time..Thanks for the encouragement!

      1. crosshr 57thunderbird I don’t mind at all.Where two or more are gathered in my name,I will be in their midst.:-)

  14. One more Miracle of Jesus that I would like to retell  Please indulge me moderators as this will be my last Bible quote for the day. 
    Casting out demons
    Mark 5:1-20; Matthew 8:28-34; Luke 8:26-39 – An exorcism at the tombs
    1 Jesus and his disciples crossed Lake Galilee and came to shore near the town of Gerasa. [1] 2 When he was getting out of the boat, a man with an evil spirit quickly ran to him 3 from the graveyard [2] where he had been living. No one was able to tie the man up anymore, not even with a chain. 4 He had often been put in chains and leg irons, but he broke the chains and smashed the leg irons. No one could control him. 5 Night and day he was in the graveyard or on the hills, yelling and cutting himself with stones.
    6 When the man saw Jesus in the distance, he ran up to him and knelt down. 7 He shouted, “Jesus, Son of God in heaven, what do you want with me? Promise me in God’s name that you won’t torture me!” 8 The man said this because Jesus had already told the evil spirit to come out of him.
    9 Jesus asked, “What is your name?”
    The man answered, “My name is Lots, because I have `lots’ of evil spirits.” 10 He then begged Jesus not to send them away.
    11 Over on the hillside a large herd of pigs was feeding. 12 So the evil spirits begged Jesus, “Send us into those pigs! Let us go into them.” 13 Jesus let them go, and they went out of the man and into the pigs. The whole herd of about two thousand pigs rushed down the steep bank into the lake and drowned.
    14 The men taking care of the pigs ran to the town and the farms to spread the news. Then the people came out to see what had happened. 15 When they came to Jesus, they saw the man who had once been full of demons. He was sitting there with his clothes on and in his right mind, and they were terrified.
    16 Everyone who had seen what had happened told about the man and the pigs. 17 Then the people started begging Jesus to leave their part of the country.
    18 When Jesus was getting into the boat, the man begged to go with him. 19 But Jesus would not let him. Instead, he said, “Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you and how good he has been to you.”
    20 The man went away into the region near the ten cities known as Decapolis [3] and began telling everyone how much Jesus had done for him. Everyone who heard what had happened was amazed.
        Mark 5:1 Gerasa: Some manuscripts have “Gadara,” and others have “Gergesa.”
        Mark 5:3 graveyard: It was thought that demons and evil spirits lived in graveyards.
        Mark 5:20 the ten cities known as Decapolis: A group of ten cities east of Samaria and Galilee, where the people followed the Greek way of life.

  15. I think in these troubled times, the miracle of calming the storm seemed appropriate to post.  

    Mark 4: 36-41 – Calming the storm
    36 So they left the crowd, and his disciples started across the lake with him in the boat. Some other boats followed along. 37Suddenly a windstorm struck the lake. Waves started splashing into the boat, and it was about to sink.
    Jesus was in the back of the boat with his head on a pillow, and he was
    asleep. His disciples woke him and said, “Teacher, don’t you care that
    we’re about to drown?”
    39 Jesus got up and ordered the wind and the waves to be quiet. The wind stopped, and everything was calm.
    40 Jesus asked his disciples, “Why were you afraid? Don’t you have any faith?”
    41 Now they were more afraid than ever and said to each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!”

  16. I was ugly in the previous thread last night to a few people. I have deleted those comments and apologize to those I was anything less than civil to. I’m just a foolish little man sometimes.
    Happy Palm Sunday!

    1. Rshill7 Ah man, we all say something we don’t really mean or say wrong in the heat of the moment when we’re talking about something we feel real compassionate about.   But it takes a good and real man to realize when he’s crossed the border, and apologize.   I stayed out of that thread because I knew I would see or say something that I too would have regretted.  Have a blessed and happy Palm Sunday my friend.

    2. Rshill7 Aren’t we all at times.The old nature never leaves abd sometimes wins out.The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.Happy Palm Sunday! 😉

    3. Rshill7  
      Ayeee ! dat tears me up brother. Sweet Spirit Sweep over me. 
      I know we are so Full of LOVE, your fault Scoop ! 
      Jesue is truely wonderful today as he’s been everyday. 
      My love to all !

  17. Could you imagine bringing your 1 month old son to a prison and trading him for the life of the worst murderer on death row?
    That IS, in essence what God did for us.
    We curse Him, we ignore Him, we even denounce Him, yet He still loves us.

    1. MacWell  It’s astounding the Love of God!
      Imagine God loving us to such a depth and height that He would make Himself that little one month old and trading His Own life for the worst of the worst!

      1. badbadlibs MacWell 
        ahhh ! too lost for words now sis ,
        Blessed be the Lord that was in Flesh to experience all my short falls. How Marvelous that LOVE that caught my falling soul, He looked beyond my faults and saw my needs !

  18. “Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word.”
    Yes, that would surely garner wide-eyed attention, and no one could shake these observers from belief in what they had witnessed with their waking senses. Consider the many miracles the Disciples witnessed, and understand why they went on to do all that they did.
    They were not worshiping a myth or a clever concoction. The New Testament’s recorded events were inspired shirtsleeve reporting from those who were there. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and The Book of Acts, Peter, James etc. Records of actual events…miracles, previously known as impossible.
    Christ showed that the word impossible, did not apply to him.
    “Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him…” (Revelation 1:7)
    ~Isaiah 53~
    ~John 3:16~

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