Palm Sunday: The Savior Is Here.

Palm Sunday: The Savior Is Here.

“The Hammer” Judas Maccabee

Almost everything with Judas paralleled when Jesus entered the city 200 years later… but not quite.

Zec 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.


Earthly kingdoms are always focused on who is the top dog, the big cheese.

Lk 22:25 Jesus said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. 

Lk 22:26 But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves. 

Lk 22:27 For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one who is at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.”


Jesus came to be a servant.

Phil 2:7 (Jesus) made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.

Lk 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”


Easter Reflection

Palm Sunday reminds us the savior is here.

When did Jesus first show up in your life?


Good Friday tells us the savior died to save us from death.

What is something that Jesus has saved you from?


Easter Sunday tells us the savior saved us for life.

What is something Jesus has saved you for?


Take some time his week, think of when the suffering servant revealed himself to you.

1Jn 4:14,15 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.  If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God.


Discussion Questions

What is the closest you’ve ever been to a celebrity? What did you do or say? Was it a good experience or a bad experience?


When did Jesus first show up in YOUR life? How did it influence your view of who God was?


How did the crowds receive Jesus according to Matthew 21:9? What does this suggest were their expectations for Jesus what would / could do for them?


Jesus, while King of Kings, came to be a servant – a “suffering servant”. Read Philippians 3:7-10. If Jesus is the King over your life, where do you see His increasing rule? Or, how could you see His increasing rule in your life?