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"No matter where I am, your teachings fill me with songs." - Psalm 119:54 (CEV)

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Save Us


Mark 11:1-11

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Triumphal Entry

11 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it. If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ say, ‘The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.’” And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it. And some of those standing there said to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?” And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go. And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it. And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! 10 Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!”
11 And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.


John 12:12-19

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Triumphal Entry

12 The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” 14 And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,
15 “Fear not, daughter of Zion;
behold, your king is coming,
    sitting on a donkey's colt!”
16 His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. 17 The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. 18 The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign. 19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.”

 

Matthew 21:1-11

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Triumphal Entry

21 Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying,
“Say to the daughter of Zion,
‘Behold, your king is coming to you,
    humble, and mounted on a donkey,
    on a colt, the foal of a beast of burden.’”
The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and put on them their cloaks, and he sat on them. Most of the crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. And the crowds that went before him and that followed him were shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!” 10 And when he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred up, saying, “Who is this?” 11 And the crowds said, “This is the prophet Jesus, from Nazareth of Galilee.”


Luke 19:28-44

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Triumphal Entry

28 And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30 saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’” 32 So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them. 33 And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34 And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” 35 And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36 And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road. 37 As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, 38 saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” 39 And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40 He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”

Jesus Weeps over Jerusalem

41 And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42 saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side 44 and tear you down to the ground, you and your children within you. And they will not leave one stone upon another in you, because you did not know the time of your visitation.”


Hosanna:
in the Hebrew, means "save, we pray." The word seems to have become an utterance of praise rather than of prayer, though originally, probably, a cry for help. The people's cry at the Lord's triumphal entry into Jerusalem (Mat 21:9, 15; Mar 11:9, 10; Jhn 12:13) was taken from Ps. 118, which was recited at the Feast of Tabernacles (see FEAST) in the great Hallel (Psalms 113 to 118) in responses with the priest, accompanied by the waving of palm and willow branches. "The last day of the feast" was called "the great Hosanna;" the boughs also were called "hosannas."


Hosanna.

Save us.

Save us.

 
Reasons 3489-3521 today,

Desperate to know the One who Saves.

Counting:

  1. He shows favor to His land (Psalm 85:1)
  2. He restored the fortunes of Jacob (Psalm 85:1)
  3. He forgives the iniquity of His people (Psalm 85:2)
  4. He forgives the iniquity of His people and covers all their sins (Psalm 85:2)
  5. He sets aside all His wrath (Psalm 85:3)
  6. He turns from His fierce anger (Psalm 85:3)
  7. He promises peace to His people (Psalm 85:8)
  8. He promises peace to His people, His faithful servants (Psalm 85:8)
  9. His salvation is near to those who fear Him (Psalm 85:9)
  10. His salvation is near to those who fear Him, that glory may dwell in His people's land (Psalm 85:9)
  11. He will indeed give what is good (Psalm 85:12)
  12. Righteousness goes before Him (Psalm 85:13)
  13. Righteousness goes before Him and prepares the way for His steps (Psalm 85:13)
  14. He is forgiving and good (Psalm 86:5)
  15. He is abounding in love (Psalm 86:5)
  16. He is abounding in love to all who call to Him (Psalm 86:5)
  17. He answers His people (Psalm 86:7)
  18. Among the gods there is none like Him (Psalm 86:8)
  19. No deeds can compare with His (Psalm 86:8)
  20. He has made all the nations (Psalm 86:9)
  21. All the nations He has made will come and worship before Him (Psalm 86:9)
  22. All the nations He has made will bring glory to His Name (Psalm 86:9)
  23. He does marvelous deeds (Psalm 86:10)
  24. He is great and does marvelous deeds (Psalm 86:10)
  25. He alone is God (Psalm 86:10)
  26. His love is great toward His people (Psalm 86:13)
  27. He delivers His people from the depths (Psalm 86:13)
  28. He delivers His people from the realm of the dead (Psalm 86:13)
  29. He is a compassionate God (Psalm 86:15)
  30. He is a gracious God (Psalm 86:15)
  31. He is abounding in faithfulness (Psalm 86:15)
  32. He has helped His people (Psalm 86:17)
  33. He has comforted His people (Psalm 86:17)

  
It's going to be a busy couple of weeks for me,

Working on some big papers.

Sincere apologies that I haven't had time to visit you

And read

And breathe

And be with you in this world -

Even if only for a moment?

Soon, I hope.

In the meantime . . .



(Sylvia's already made it to - past - 10,000!  So amazing to think of who He is like this!)

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