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Pastor Mark: Blogging Towards Sunday


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Palm Sunday

Dear Friends,

Palm Sunday is a bitter sweet day.  Jesus enters Jerusalem “triumphantly.”   His actions unmistakably proclaim Himself the “Messiah,” the long awaited Ruler of Israel.  “Hosanna” the multitudes cry.  Yet, within a few short days, He will ‘rule his kingdom,’ by suffering a humiliating death.  He is the Messiah, who suffers and the Servant who is exalted.      

Why did this happen?  The prophecies and songs in Isaiah became Jesus’ self understanding. (Isa.42, 49,52 53).  

They inspired Him, especially as He would encounter death and resurrection.   May His people find the same as we face life! 

 Yours in the journey, Mark




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"Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls."

Mathew 11:28