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Palm Sunday


Palm Sunday

This teaching by Pastor Barry Forder was recorded on Palm Sunday - 5th April 2020.

Palm Sunday.

It was, of course, the day we remember Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey - famously fulfilling the prophecy from Zechariah 9:9 given sone 500 years earlier. We know from scripture that a 'multitude' of Jesus disciples spread their coats on the ground, waved palm branches and sang praises to God (actually singing from Psalm 118) as Jesus rode by. That much tradition has passed down to us. (Palm Sunday is one of the few things tradition actually gets right!).  We know too that this really angered the Pharisees! - but why?

But why was this day really so important? Why does Psalm 119 speak of this specific day saying "This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it" (Psalms 118:24).

Did you also know that not only Zechariah but Daniel also recorded details of this specific day 500 years before it happened?

David spoke of this day one thousand years before it came to pass! That is mind-boggling! Try to think of an event on a specific day that will take place 1000 years in the future!

But we discover that even Moses recorded details about this day almost one thousand five hundred years before!

In fact, we can go back two thousand years before this day, to the time of Abraham, and find it alluded to in Genesis 22!

So what is really so special about this day? Why does this day stand out from the crowd and demand our attention?

The answer lies in one of the greatest conundrums in the Bible!



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