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Luke 19:37-40

SHOUT WITH THE STONES

Life B-P Church Worship I & II, 9th April 2017

Luke 19:37-40 (Rev Colin Wong)

 

I.       Introduction

·           Palm Sunday is the day Christians celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, the week before his death and resurrection (Matthew 21:1-11).

 

II.     Something is to be Said

·           Many of us have been in a situation.

·           This verse is a "something just has to be said" verse.

·           We begin with the crowds who are keen to say something if no one else would say something (40a).

·           Have you ever been in a situation where you are told not to praise God publicly or speak the truth openly?

·           Speaking the truth can be costly:

Ø  John the Baptist (Matthew 14:1-12).

Ø  Early Christians (Acts 4:29; 5:29; 8:4).

Ø  Polycarp.

Ø  Today's Christians.

 

III.    Nothing is to be Said Whatsoever

·           Now we end with the Pharisees who would determine not to say something whatsoever (40b).

·           The spirit of the Pharisees.

·           What other means God use to get the stones cry out?

Ø  The Sun (Matthew 27:45).

Ø  The Temple's Curtain (Matthew 27:51). 

Ø  The Graves (Matthew 27:52, 53). 

Ø  The Centurion (Matthew 27:54). 

Ø  The Shopping Malls.

Ø  The Painting Stones.

Ø  The Creation.

 

IV.    Conclusion

Today is Palm Sunday.  Having heard the message, I hope you have a chance to reflect on the praise, honour and glory that were offered to Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem on that first Palm Sunday long ago.

 

Dearly beloved, as you meditate on Jesus' triumphal entry to Jerusalem, his death on the cross and his resurrection from the grave, may I encourage you to offer God the very best praise you can.   

 

Have a blessed Holy Week! Amen.

 

 

Vision & Mission

 

To build a united church family that is committed to making disciples through Salvation, Sanctification and Service, to the glory of God.

Verse for the Week

December 3 & 10 - Holy Living

Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 2 Peter 3:11