palm sunday

Supplies needed: index cards or journal, pen, Bible

Palm Sunday is a day we celebrate Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem.  The crowds who had rejected Him finally recognized Him as King - albeit a different kind of King than they were expecting.    

obedience

Imagine being one of Jesus' disciples who was asked to go into town, walk up to a donkey belonging to someone else and take it. Then imagine being told that if anyone asks, just tell them that the Lord needed it and will return it soon.

Has God ever told you to do something that didn't make sense at the time?  Was it something that might embarrass you, draw attention to yourself or separate you from others?  How did you respond?  

Spend some time in prayer right now. Consider what God might be asking you to do.  Write down God's direction to you on an index card or in a journal.  Then write down the steps He is calling you to take in order to accomplish this task.  Add a date next to each step as you complete it.  

honor

Imagine the crowds!  Imagine the busyness!  Imagine the colors as bits of cloaks drifted to the ground in front of Jesus as He rode!  People who had previously been against Him were finally treating Him with the respect and honor He deserved. They laid down clothing to create a carpet for his entry into the city.  They cut down palm branches to cover the pathway.  They paved the way for the King and treated Him as royalty.  

Because of the honor and respect they had for Him, they sacrificially give up their cloaks and clothing so He would have an entrance fitting His position and stature.  How do you honor Him today?  What valuable treasure are you willing to lay down at His feet as a way to honor His position as

King of your heart?  

Write your commitment down in a journal or on an index card and share it with someone who will hold you accountable to expressing your devotion with honor.  

praise

“Hosanna!”

“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!”

“Hosanna in the highest heaven!”

The people of the town unashamedly shouted their praise to the One who is worthy of all praise!  They weren't worried about what others might think or concerned with the approval of the Pharisees   They loudly and boldly declared who Jesus was.  The King! The Lord of Lords!  The Ruler of Heaven!  

Are you filled with praise today?  Are you willing to declare who Jesus is?  Make that public today using social media or simply by telling someone you know.  Boldly declare who you know Jesus to be! 

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Created by Anne Bosarge at www.brightideasforchurchleaders.com

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