2015-03-29 to 2015-03-29
Will be held on Sunday 29th March 2015 at 1.30 pm. 2015-03-29 to 2015-03-29
All Christians are welcome to attend the 7.00am Holy Communion Service every week day at the Lady Chapel for prayers and meditation in the Lent Period. 2015-03-30 to 2015-04-04 at Main Sanctuary- Lady Chapel
2015-04-26 to 2015-04-26
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Growing to Maturity
Spiritual Warfare: Things to Put On
Spiritual Warfare: The Exulted Christ
(From the Provost’s Desk 29th March 2015)
Growing to maturity: The Palm Sunday
Today we commemorate one of the 14 Christian feasts celebrated annually. Palm Sunday is a movable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter and is a celebration of Christ’s triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem riding on a donkey. In many Christian churches, Palm Sunday includes a procession of the assembled worshipers carrying palms; representing the palm branches the crowd scattered in front of Jesus as he rode into the city. The palm branch was a symbol of triumph and victory while the act of riding a donkey was symbolic of Christ’s humility (Philippians 2:5-11).
The crowd that welcomed Jesus was filled with great expectation. They had heard and participated in Christ’s ministry as He healed the sick, cleansed lepers, raised the dead and cast out demons. They had also heard him speak of the Kingdom of God and thus stood at the city gates with eager expectations of ‘this Messiah’ sent from God to deliver them from the oppressive Romans. Their conceptualization and understanding of the ‘Messiah’ was skewed and narrow. To them the messiah was a militant king who will lead a large army and a great rebellion to overthrow the Romans. This was not to be because Christ’s mission was to bring spiritual freedom from sin’s bondage. The oppression they were in was a clear indication of human ‘fallenness’ to which Jesus came to speak into. In Christ, they did not need a political king who would champion their cause. They needed to be set free from the bondage of sin and proclaim the same to their oppressors so that amongst them God would continue to raise servants and liberators on socio-political and economic platforms. It is widely believed that the same crowd that celebrated and received Christ triumphantly is the same that vehemently cried ‘Crucify Him’ a few days later.
In retrospect, many Christians today are not any different from the crowds welcoming Jesus at the City gates. Many have ignored Jesus’ real purpose of coming and with it misunderstood His mission. They are thereby unable to receive Him as He is and unable to experience His transforming work in us and in our midst. Could it be that like the many Jews of old, we have ignored and misconstrued the work of Christ in our lives that though our shouts may sound spiritual they are actually very far from it? We must therefore interrogate ourselves, repent and turn and allow God’s transforming work to take effect in us even as we put our full trust in him.
On this Palm Sunday and this Easter period we have the opportunity to reflect and redirect our total energy to worship, honor and praise our God for what He has truly done in our lives through Christ Jesus by setting us free from the yoke of sin and death.