Yesterday was Palm Sunday. We did not put the palm leaves or branches along the pews. But we did worship and honor the King of Kings that came on the donkey the first time because He came in peace. But the Second Coming this King will be on a horse and if you are not already on His side – that means war!
About 2000 plus years ago, That day when Jesus rode on a donkey into Jerusalem, the happy crowds welcomed Him by spreading their garments and leafy palm branches across the road and shouting
“Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
Hosanna means “save or rescue us, we pray”. The crowd was proclaiming with joy and anticipation. They somewhat saw Jesus as the awaited Messiah that would deliver them from the Roman master. However, they didn’t get the right understanding of Jesus’ kingship. He didn’t come as a political Messiah for Israel but as a suffering Servant who laid down His life for the Fallen human beings. Through His life, death, and resurrection, we receive hope from Him – our eternity spent with Him as children of God. We put our faith in the shedding of His Blood to have death passes over us.
It is the time we make peace with this King of Peace. We reconcile with our Maker. Receive this King to deliver us from the power of sin and death. He has conquered our greatest enemy – sin. He is the only Saviour who is able to deliver us from death.
At the same time, as a church, on Palm Sunday, we have finally ended the journey on the preaching of Romans series. And with that we concluded:
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Romans 15:13 NASB
We continue to receive visitors as far as Phu Yen Provinces, Singapore, UK (on Palm Sunday) and New Zealand (7th April).What a delight for peoples of the world to gather together to worship the King of Kings!
If you are looking for an English Speaking, Inter-denominational Church for worship and fellowship in Ho Chi Minh City. We welcome you to join us in our Sunday Service