Posted on April 3, 2020 Posted By: Julie Tiedemann
As we arrive at Palm Sunday and continue our Easter sermon series called The Gardener, we move from last week’s garden in Eden (a garden of delight, order, and goodness) to a garden called Gethsemane. Here we find a garden of sorrow, trouble, and anguish. A garden with sinners and betrayers. How did we go from Eden to Gethsemane? In spite of the nature of this second garden, Pastor Shaun will help us to see that things are not entirely hopeless. Something happens in this second garden that provides a glimmer of hope that the garden will one day be restored. HERE you will find an outline of Sunday’s message that you can view (or even print out) as Shaun walks us through this second garden. Even though physically separated, we look forward to gathering with you this Sunday to worship Jesus together! In order for us to become familiar with the songs prior to Sunday morning, we’ve included some of the lyrics (and Scripture) for you to read and reflect on… HOSANNA (PRAISE IS RISING) Praise is rising, eyes are turning to You…we turn to You. Hope is stirring, hearts are yearning for You…we long for You. When we see You, we find strength to face the day. In Your presence all our fears are washed away, washed away. Hosanna! Hosanna! You are the God who saves us, worthy of all our praises! Come have Your way among us, we welcome You here Lord Jesus.
A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest.” When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”
HEAVEN AND EARTH
Now He comes with hope In salvation’s robe to lead us home. Healing in His wings freedom in His scars His kingdom come By His stripes we are healed By His death we can live In Jesus’ name, in Jesus’ name. All oppression will cease, every captive released In Jesus’ name, in Jesus’ name.
The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, To release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, and he began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”
GREAT IS THY FAITHFULNESS
Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide. Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow. Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside.
Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see. All I have needed Thy hand hath provided. Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me.
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, For his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)
ANOTHER IN THE FIRE
There is no other name but the Name that is Jesus He who was and still is and will be through it all So come what may in the space between All the things unseen and this reckoning I know I will never be alone I know I will never be alone.
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12)
The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. (Psalm 118:6a)