What is Palm Sunday? It is an event celebrated by Christians all over the world honoring the Triumphant Entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. It represents how he came into our lives. Christ did not ride on a warhorse as a conqueror. He did not come in on a chariot as a tyrant. Jesus rode in on a donkey a humble king to rescue us from sin and death. The story is recounted in the Gospel of Luke, beginning in chapter 19th and starting with verse 28.
28 And when he had thus spoken, [a]he went forth before, ascending up to Jerusalem.
29 And it came to pass, when he was come near to Bethphage, and Bethany, besides the mount which is called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
30 Saying, Go ye to the town which is before you, wherein as soon as ye are come, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.
31 And if any ask you, why ye loose him, thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.
32 So they that were sent, went their way, and found it as he had said unto them.
33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?
34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him.
35 So they brought him to Jesus, and they cast their garments on the colt, and set Jesus thereon.
36 And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.
37 And when he was now come near to the going down of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice, and to praise God with a loud voice, for all the great works that they had seen,
38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the Name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest places.
39 Then some of the Pharisees of the company said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
40 But he answered, and said unto them, I tell you, that if these should hold their peace, the stones would cry.
This is from the Geneva Bible (1599 edition).
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