Palm Sunday

  Who is this man?

Sunday 24th March is Palm Sunday. The day when Jesus rode into Jesrualm amid shouts of acclamation. But by the end of the week things were so, so different.  But who is this man who:

  • Came, riding on donkey`When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it’. Mark 11:7
  • Allowed a woman to anoint his head with expensive Oil of Nard `a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.’ Matthew 26:6
  • Washed his disciples feet `after that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.’ John 13: 5
  • Shared a meal them, even though they would betray, deny &

desert him “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with

me will betray me.’ Matthew 26: 23

  • Prayed in anguish `Father, if you are willing, remove this cup

from me; yet, not my will but yours be done.’ Luke 22:42

  • Allowed himself to be arrested `Then the detachment of soldiers

with its commander and the Jewish officials arrested Jesus. They

bound him’ John 18:12

  • Endured torture, beating, lies, injustice without protesting his inocenseAnd they struck him on the head with a reed stick, spit on him, and dropped to their knees in mock worship” Mark 15:19
  • Was lifted up but to be crucified on a cross `When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left’ Luke 23: 33
  • Forgave those who hated him“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23:34

Who is this man? – Jesus Christ – a servant King, a man of authority, of humility, loving and forgiving, hating injustice and unbelievably – my Saviour!

Next Sunday is Easter day and we can find out more about what sort of man Jesus is.