Palm Sunday as it really happened (not as it’s talked about in church)

Palm Sunday wasn’t a lecture by a religious professional but rather spontaneous declarations of praise by everyday people. It was everyday people celebrating the presence of the living Jesus, not a religious talk about Jesus in the past.

Palm Sunday is about ordinary people shouting, “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” Don’t settle for a lecture. If there’s ever a Sunday when church should break out of the 1-man lecture format and everyone celebrate Jesus, it’s Palm Sunday!

Crowds of people were spontaneously celebrating Jesus in the open air on Palm Sunday, instead of being in church (or synagogue). Perhaps, on present day Palm Sunday, we should allow the living Jesus to make a triumphal entry into church while ordinary people to celebrate Him! After all, it wasn’t a church service but, ordinary people spontaneously responding to Jesus’ presence.

Palm trees lift the human spirit. It was so appropriate to use them to worship the living Jesus! Palm Sunday proclaims the supremacy of Jesus Christ and the equality of all humanity! Let’s live out Palm Sunday everyday!

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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1 Response to Palm Sunday as it really happened (not as it’s talked about in church)

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