Pulpit Notes: Experience the Entirety of Holy Week

“The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and He sat on them. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of Him and that followed were shouting, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest heaven!’ When He entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, ‘Who is this?’ The crowds were saying ‘This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.’ ”
Matthew 21:6-11

Where will we be this coming week? Will we be singing our “Hosannas”? Will we be praising God? And where will we be as the week continues? Will we participate in the entire story of the Passion leading to Easter?

To fully appreciate all that is the amazing glory of Easter, we must experience the entirety of Holy Week: the triumphal entry into Jerusalem; the intimate community and symbolism in the Last Supper; the Passion; the sorrow; the pain; the emptiness; and then the unimaginable joy of the Resurrection.

Let us experience Holy Week in its entirety.

Soli Deo Gloria,

Reverend Dr. Conrad C. Sharps
Senior Pastor