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Look, see the King on a donkey come slowly

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Look, see the King on a donkey come slowly While rulers come matching with chariots proudly. The lowliest of beasts, carrying it's maker The palm - it's leaves cut, waved as banner Rocks and stones, stirred at this jubilant dawn Children and babies join in this choral song Come,O King , to your royal throne Nature and creatures together groan Hosanna, Hosanna They said, they sang, the loudest Hosanna in the highest To the glorious King who comes - Hosanna Behold the man, humble to the ground Knowing well the future bound Brambles twisted will be his crown His glory, his majesty to be striped down Today, the mortals greet his entry Four and three days later they place a sentry Yet his glory is not tarnished For he came to gather the banished Grace, he stays while we turn away Mercy, he comes when we walk away This is your King, come see his hand His love, his care, his rule , let's not aband

Studies Through 1st Peter | 1 Peter 2: 4 - Jesus : Living, Rejected, Chosen and Precious

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Today we are going to continue with the chapter 2 in the first letter of Peter. But this section is about Jesus and not Peter. In John 21:17 Jesus asks Peter the third time "“Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep."   This is the very same Jesus who knows you, the same Jesus who saved you. Come, let us meditate on who He is. This portion is really important in our understanding of the Lord. Those who love to dig deeper, I would recommend Romans chapter 9 also. Let us read the portion and go one verse by verse. As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For it stands in Scripture

Studies Through 1st Peter | 1 Peter 2: 1-3 | Desire the word

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 Dear church, This week we will continue our studies through the first book of Peter. Since it has been a while, let us remember how Peter came to Christ. You will find them in Matthew 4:18-22, Luke 5:1-11 where Peter and Andrew are seen. They tried to catch fish all night long and Jesus tells them to go a little further and fish. Over there they get the catch of a lifetime. They could have been from then living a happy life having settled their families. They could have got all that they wanted. In our terms started a great and successful fishing business. Got more boats and made a name for themselves. That moment Peter understands the truth. Jesus was not ordinary. Peter having recognised Jesus as holy and himself as a sinner says to Jesus "Go away from me, for I am a sinful man".  Brothers the first thing that we see when our eyes are open to seeing God as holy is seeing our sins as unholy.  But - thank God for such mercy, but Jesus tells him "Do not be afraid - (f

Studies Through 1st Peter | 1 Peter 1: 17-25 | The way to live - The word of God

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This is the last the study on the first chapter of Peter, if God does not bring into His light more things that we can share in the coming Sunday. And if you call on him as Father who judges impartially according to each one's deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile, knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was made manifest in the last times for the sake of you who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God. Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abidin

Studies Through 1st Peter | 1 Peter 1: 13-16 | Therefore

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 Therefore: Be Holy  Therefore: Be Joyful Therefore: Be full of hope verse 1: since God has chosen you, verse 3: since God has caused you to be born again to a living hope, verse 4: since God is keeping an inheritance for you imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, verse 5: since God is protecting you through faith so that you won't lose that inheritance, verses 6–7: since God is refining your faith by fire so that it will receive praise and glory and honor, verse 8: since you are swimming with the strokes of love and faith and joy in Christ, verses 10–13: since prophets and angels are on tiptoe to see all that God's grace is going to do in your life

Studies Through 1st Peter | 1 Peter 1:10-12 | Jesus in the Bible

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JESUS IN THE BOOKS OF THE BIBLE In Genesis He is the Seed of the Woman.  In Exodus He is the Passover Lamb.  In Leviticus He is our High Priest.  In Numbers He is the Pillar Of Cloud by day and the Pillar of Fire by night.  In Deuteronomy He is the Prophet like unto Moses.  In Joshua He is the Captain of our Salvation.  In Judges He is our Judge and Lawgiver.  In Ruth He is our Kinsman Redeemer.  In I and II Samuel He is our Trusted Prophet.  In Kings and Chronicles He is our Reigning King.  In Ezra He is our Faithful Scribe.  In Nehemiah He is the Rebuilder of the Broken down walls of our human life.  In Esther He is our Mordecai.  In Job He is our Day-Spring from on high and our Ever-Living Redeemer.  In Psalms He is the Lord our Shepherd In Proverbs and Ecclesiastes He is our Wisdom.  In the Song of Solomon He is the Lover and the Bridegroom.  In Isaiah He is the Prince of Peace.  In Jeremiah He is the Righteous Branch. In Lamentations He is the Weeping Prophet.  In Ezekiel He is th