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Heart Prep for Sunday, April 2, 2023

This week we begin our Easter series, The Benefits of His Passion. We will be looking at Revelation 7:9-17, which is a fulfillment of the promise of Palm Sunday, and we’ll see that the King is glorified by His care for His people. The worship theme is His triumphal entry and the visual theme is palm branches.

Here is the link to the YouTube playlist: 230402 Heart Prep

And while we’re at it, here is a link to a Holy Week playlist from 2021. I’ve added a few new songs to it each year: Holy Week 2021

His Triumphal Entry

Call to Worship:
Rejoice the Lord is King

Rejoice – Kensrue

Isaiah 40:9–11 Go on up to a high mountain, O Zion, herald of good news; lift up your voice with strength, O Jerusalem, herald of good news; lift it up, fear not; say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!” 10Behold, the Lord God comes with might, and his arm rules for him; behold, his reward is with him, and his recompense before him. 11He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.

Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

John 12:12–16 The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13So 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!” 14And 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!” 16His 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.

Worship Set:
The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Humble (Assad)

Revelation Song

Preparation for Communion:
Ride on to Die

Closing Worship:
Crown Him with Many Crowns

Scripture for Meditation:
Leviticus 23:39–43 “On the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the produce of the land, you shall celebrate the feast of the Lord seven days. On the first day shall be a solemn rest, and on the eighth day shall be a solemn rest. 40And you shall take on the first day the fruit of splendid trees, branches of palm trees and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God seven days. 41You shall celebrate it as a feast to the Lord for seven days in the year. It is a statute forever throughout your generations; you shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 42You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All native Israelites shall dwell in booths, 43that your generations may know that I made the people of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”