Palm Sunday

Hosanna

On this Palm Sunday the message is shared by David Alley and Tony Ponicke. David Alley begins with an account of an event happening during the week leading up to the Passover. In this well known story found in Matthew’s gospel, Jesus was anointed with a jar of extremely expensive perfume and then stated that he had been anointed for burial. From this story David brings the truth that nothing is too good for Jesus and that we ought to give Him our all, joyfully and with love. Tony Ponicke then takes up the message and begins by…

Palm Sunday – A New Order Proclaimed and Demonstrated

Palm Sunday – A New Order Proclaimed and Demonstrated
This unique Palm Sunday message by John Alley explores the meaning of the unusual actions and parables of Jesus following his triumphal entry into Jerusalem. John brings from the Scriptures a wealth of insight, about the people’s proclamation of Jesus as Israel’s Son-of-David King, of prophecies fulfilled, and of the way Jesus demonstrated the judgements of God on the old order and the true nature of the restored Kingdom of David that he was about to establish.

The Excellence of the Lamb

On this Palm Sunday John Alley meditates on the many very significant and interconnected events that happened in the days leading up to the triumphal entry, or Palm Sunday. John draws parallels between the Old Testament selection by the High Priest of a spotless lamb from Bethlehem and the arrival of Jesus, the lamb of God – born in Bethlehem and without fault. John speaks also of the significance of the resurrection of Lazarus on the fourth day after his death and what it meant to the Jewish people, who believed that the spirit of a man left the…

What is Reality

What is Reality
Philip Alley begins his message with a statement – we need to understand spiritual things by spiritual means, looking through the obvious to the actual. So what is reality? Our ability, says Philip, to put together the physical and spiritual realms will determine the outcome of our lives and our faith. If we live in the tangible world alone, it cripples us spiritually. How then can we rest our values on something that is temporary and will not last? Philip then goes on to discuss Palm Sunday, the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey.…

Two Types of People

Two Types of People
On Palm Sunday, David Alley turns to consider two types of people present during the momentous welcome that Jesus received as King into the city of Jerusalem. Both of these types of people believed in God, and thought they were doing God's will, and yet a key difference separates them. Which type of person are you?