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The Good King

A Palm Sunday Message in a Time of Crisis

Turn on television and you’ll be confronted with frightening news. The Covid19 pandemic which reached our shores, is now ravaging New York City and other urban centers in our country. The situation is bad enough, especially in New York City and we are told that it will get worse before it is better. Like a monster hurricane heading our way, such is not good news.

Fortunately, many have had the good sense to hunker down, seek shelter, pray for the Lord’s protection, and to ride it out the best they can, as there is no place to go. It is world-wide. We know that this storm will pass, and the sun will come out again. Most Americans will survive. It is not known to us what loss we may be called upon to experience and what life will be like on the other side. However, there is hope. We have a great God, who is Lord over all, who will be with and strengthen His people.

This is the fourth message given during the pandemic, and it is also Palm Sunday. Is there something about Jesus, as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords that might give us hope in these uncertain hours? Most decidedly, the answer is yes! Such will be the focus of today’ s sermon. Help is to be found in our Lord Jesus, the long-awaited Messiah, the Christ, of Isaiah. We will look at what the book of Isaiah says to the issues at hand.

  • Setting of Isaiah, the coming disaster.
  • The focus of Isaiah, the coming good king
  • The ending of Isaiah, the coming good days

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The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches. (Matthew 13:31-32)

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