Palm Sunday 2012 - Long Live the King


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Palm Sunday 2012 - Long Live the King

  1. 1. Palm Sunday 1st April 2012SundayMike Simmonds Enabling Projects that transform Ltd
  2. 2. “The ancient meaning of kingshiphas been flipped”Andrew Marr, The Diamond Queen “the ruler who does not rule her subjects but who serves them”
  3. 3. “The ancient meaning of kingshiphas been flipped”Andrew Marr, The Diamond Queen Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
  4. 4. Palm Sunday by Bill Hemmerling image via
  5. 5. ‘Love your enemies, do good, and lend,expecting nothing in return’ (Luke 6.5).After reading this together, ask them to lend youtheir car, or laptop, or cash card. And see what… reaction suddenly swings into view after all. Richard Briggs Text from Light to Live By © 2005 Richard Briggs published by Scripture Union #avenue1st GOMikeS 07777662704
  6. 6. Matthew 21:10When Jesus entered Jerusalem,the whole city was stirred andasked,Who is this?
  7. 7. “I testify that this is the Son ofBirth Resurrection God.” Jesus Baptism Cross life & ministry
  8. 8. “Hosanna,Hosanna” “save us”
  9. 9. “Jesus, when you rode into Jerusalem the people waved palms with shouts of acclamation. Grantthat when the shouting dies we may still walk beside you even to the cross . . .” New Zealand Prayer Book
  10. 10. Luke 19:40”I tell you, he replied, if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” #avenue1st GOMikeS 07777662704
  11. 11. It will be alright in the end.If it is not alright,it is not the end.
  12. 12. Our Father in heaven,hallowed be your name, Service your kingdom come,your will be done on earth asit is in heaven. Grace Compassion
  13. 13. Speaking volumes without words.Writing graciously with compassion.Incarnational.
  14. 14. Let us enter the city with God today,And sing hosannas to our king,Let us turn our backs on the powers thatgrasp and control,And open our hearts to the son of God ridingon a donkey.
  15. 15. Let us join his parade,Surrounded by outcasts and prostitutes, theblind and the leper.Let us follow the one who brought freedomand peace,And walk in solidarity with the abandonedand oppressed.
  16. 16. Let us shout for joy at Christ’s coming and joinhis disciples,Welcoming the broken, healing the sick, diningwith outcasts.Let us touch and see as God draws near,Riding in triumph towards the Cross