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The Rev Andries Combrink is a Presbyterian Minister of the Gospel. He lives in Centurion, South Africa. 
To teach the Word of God is his calling,  based on the Reformed tradition. 

 

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Acts 1: 8 - You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,
and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.
Pentecost Sunday 31 May 2020. 

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Mar 25

Written by: Andries
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 12:14:17 AM  RssIcon

Palm Sunday is a universal Christian feast celebrated on the Sunday one week before Easter Sunday. Palm Sunday is the first service of Holy Week.
Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on the Sunday before his arrest. The entry is mentioned in all four Gospels, which indicates significance ascribed to it in the church during the times when the Gospels were written. (Mark 11:1–11, Matthew 21:1–11, Luke 19:28–44, and John 12:12–19).
 
According to the Gospels, Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem, to fulfil the Old Testament prophecy that the Messiah would enter the Holy City in this way.  Celebrating, the people laid down their cloaks in front of him and also laid down small branches of trees. They sang from Psalms 118: 25–26 –“ ... Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”  In Mid-Eastern tradition a donkey is an animal that represents work, peace and humility. The triumphal entry of Jesus on a donkey proclaims him as a humble King, and more importantly, as the promised Prince of Peace who takes away the sins of his people.   
 
Invite all the children to participate in the Palms procession when the service starts.
Praise music that hails Jesus as Saviour and King should be sung as we gratefully remember that the perfect, unblemished Lamb of God arrived at the altar on Golgotha to be slaughtered during the Jewish Passover, to die for our sins and set us free to serve in the Kingdom of God. 

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