Palm Sunday Is About Participatory Church!

What’s Palm Sunday about? For one thing, it is about a Donkey Rider and participatory, organic church.

The original Palm Sunday was about everyday people speaking out for Christ. It wasn’t about people being quiet and passive spectators.  The focus was on the presence of the living Jesus Christ, not on a one-man sermon. Therefore, Palm Sunday is a great day to set aside the weekly message and let ordinary people show and tell what God has done!

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WWJD in a 21st Century church service? In the 1st Century, Jesus refused to make His disciples be quiet like the religious leaders wanted, but instead Jesus encouraged them to openly speak out about Him! What will we do tomorrow?

Jesus didn’t want His followers to be quiet! Do we?
–This Palm Sunday do we want people to be quiet and passive in church? Or do we want them to openly show and tell what God has done?

“The whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: ‘Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in Heaven and glory in the highest!’

Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, ‘Teacher, rebuke your disciples!’

‘I tell you,’ He replied, ‘if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.’” –Luke 19:37-4or0

Our Palm Sunday Program For The Salvation Army Berry Street:
–Opening Scripture
–Praise & Worship
–Open Sharing As Prompted By The Holy Spirit
(Come see what the living, resurrected Jesus does with this!  Visit us any Sunday @ 225 Berry St., Nashville 37207–10:45 am.)

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @
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