Celebrating Palm Sunday – Hail To The King!
A Christian Palm Sunday – Brought To You By Matney Woodard
500 years before the birth of Jesus, the prophet Zechariah (Zechariah 9:9) wrote about the coming Messiah, telling the Jewish people how they would recognize their king by his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. On the Christian holiday known as Palm Sunday, Jesus fulfilled this prophecy.
Each of the four Gospels records the story of Palm Sunday. Jesus told his disciples where to find a donkey that had never been ridden. When the owner questioned them, they were to tell him that “The Lord needs it.” And sure enough, the owner of the donkey let them take it away.
Jesus is the Word that became a man and lived with us. (John 1) He knew every prophecy concerning his life, and would fulfill each and every one of them. The Palm Sunday parade was just one more proof that Jesus was the Messiah.
Jesus rode the donkey into Jerusalem which was lined with people throwing their coats and palm branches in front of Jesus to celebrate the arrival of their King. They shouted, “Praise God! Bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord!” And also, “Hail to the King of Israel!”
The religious leaders were furious with the people for praising Jesus. But the real basis for their angst was a deep fear that they would lose their power and influence over the people. The religious leaders even tried to get Jesus to silence the crowd, but Jesus responded that even if they were silent, the stones would cry out in praise.
The week would start with all of Jerusalem praising Jesus as their King. At the end of the week, many would demand his death on a cross. Most thought Jesus was coming to be an earthly king that would rid them of the Roman occupation. They did not understand that Jesus was providing The Way to a spiritual kingdom that would never end.
By Easter morning, the victory was complete. Sin and the entire curse, from death to poverty, was beaten. You can now celebrate his victory and enjoy the gift of righteousness forever!
Palm Sunday 2016 is celebrated on March 20. The other important days of Holy Week include:
Palm Sunday – Jesus enters Jerusalem.
Maundy Thursday – The Last Supper and betrayal.
Good Friday – The arrest, trial, crucifixion, death and burial of Jesus.
Easter Sunday – The day Jesus rose from the grave.
Animal Parable Bible Stories – Throughout the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, animals play an important role in God’s plan. The purpose of the Animal Parable Bible Stories is to provide a new perspective for your favorite Bible stories. Read this Palm Sunday story and rejoice with the characters as they see God’s promise fulfilled before their eyes. Be sure and check out the Animal Parable Bible Lesson for the story.
Hanna’s Parade – Ever hear the story of Hanna? She was a little sick donkey who wanted to be healthy. Her life was forever changed when she met Jesus. You will love this charming story about Palm Sunday and the healing power of Jesus.
Hanna’s Parade – Animal Parable Bible Lesson – A Parable About Faith & Healing
Check out all the Animal Parables!!
Other Related Stories and Song
Palm Sunday Parade – This Bible story is based on Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey. Found in all 4 Gospels in your Bible, we celebrate Palm Sunday to remind us that Jesus has come and is now with us for all eternity.
The Palm Sunday Song – An original children’s song sung to the tune “She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain”.
Other Palm Sunday Stuff In The Matney Woodard Family
Look, Your King Is Coming – This page explores Palm Sunday and the events surrounding Jesus’ triumphant trip(s) into Jerusalem.
Happy Palm Sunday!
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