The Sermon: Matthew 21:1-11

Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage,at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me. And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: “Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your King is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.’” So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them.And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David! ‘Blessedis He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Hosanna in the highest!” 10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?” 11 So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”

Answering the Question “Who Is This?”

1. A Lowly Man
2. The Promised King
3. Jesus, My Savior

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Palm Sunday

April 13, 2014 (9:00 a.m.)

Opening Hymn 70 – “Hosanna to the Living Lord”

The Invocation and Confession Of Sins

Lord, we come before You as sinners who are unworthy of the least of all the mercies You have showered upon us. With the Palm Sunday procession we cry out, “Hosanna” – “Save us, we pray You.” Confident of Your promises and trusting in Your atoning sacrifice on the cross, we come in repentance and faith. As we begin our Holy Week journey, lead us in faith to the cross and to the empty tomb, where we find forgiveness, life and salvation.

The Absolution [Hymn 360 (V 1, 6-7)]

1 O for a thousand tongues to sing My great Redeemer’s praise,
The glories of my God and King, The triumphs of His grace!

6 See all your sins on Jesus laid: The Lamb of God was slain,
His soul was once an offering made For every soul of man.

7 Glory to God, and praise and love Be ever, ever given,
By saints below and saints above, The church in earth and heaven.

Scripture Reading – Psalm 118:1-2,19-29

As the last of the songs God’s people sang at the Passover, this Psalm urges Israel to give thanks to the LORD for His blessings and salvation. But it also points forward to Jesus, as it was shouted by the crowds in Jerusalem that first Palm Sunday, and Jesus Himself quoted it during Holy Week, referring to Himself as the rejected Chief Cornerstone.

Scripture Reading – Philippians 2:5-11

Today we remember Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, when He was at the height of His earthly popularity and glory. And yet, this was not His purpose, and the adoration of the crowds meant nothing to Him. He showed true humility all the way to the cross, and then received the lasting glory from God His Father.

The Apostles Creed (Page 12 in Hymnal)

I believe in God the Father almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father almighty; From thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost, the holy Christian Church, the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.

Hymn 725 “No Tramp of Soldiers’ Marching Feet”

The Sermon….…………………………………… Matthew 21:1-11

Now when they drew near Jerusalem, and came to Bethphage,at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Loose them and bring them to Me. And if anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord has need of them,’ and immediately he will send them.” All this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: “Tell the daughter of Zion, ‘Behold, your King is coming to you, Lowly, and sitting on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.’” So the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them. They brought the donkey and the colt, laid their clothes on them, and set Him on them.And a very great multitude spread their clothes on the road; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them on the road. Then the multitudes who went before and those who followed cried out, saying: “Hosanna to the Son of David! ‘Blessedis He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Hosanna in the highest!” 10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?” 11 So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.”

Answering the Question “Who Is This?”

1. A Lowly Man
2. The Promised King
3. Jesus, My Savior

“Create In Me”
(Page 12 in Hymnal)

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me,
Cast me not away from Thy presence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with Thy free spirit.

Hymn 161 “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna”

The Offering

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, Who art in heaven. Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

Benediction ♫ Amen, Amen, Amen

Closing Hymn 10 “This Is the Day the Lord Hath Made”

1. This is the day the Lord hath made; He calls the hours His own;
Let heaven rejoice, let earth be glad And praise surround the throne.

2. Today He rose and left the dead. And Satan’s empire fell;
Today the saints His triumphs spread And all His wonders tell.

3. Hosanna to th’ anointed King To David’s holy Son!
Help us, O Lord; descend and bring Salvation from the throne.

4. Blest be the Lord, who comes to men With messages of grace;
Who comes in God His Father’s name To save our sinful race.

5. Hosanna in the highest strains The Church on earth can raise.
The highest heavens, in which He reigns,
Shall give Him nobler praise.

Silent Prayer and Announcements

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