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SOPC Combined Service for Jan 7, 2018. “Blessed Is He Who Comes In The Name Of The Lord!”

NIV Matthew 21:1-11
As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples,
2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me.
3 If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”
4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
5 “Say to the Daughter of Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.'”
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them.
7 They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them.
8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.
9 The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest!”
10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”
11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

NIV Matthew 16:21-23
21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to His disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that He must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.
22 Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. “Never, Lord!” he said. “This shall never happen to You!”
23 Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.”

NIV Matthew 20:17-19
17 Now as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside and said to them,
18 “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn Him to death
19 and will turn Him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day He will be raised to life!”

NIV Zechariah 9:9- Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

NIV Psalm 118:25- “O LORD, save us; O LORD, grant us success.”

NIV Psalm 118:26 Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD. From the house of the LORD we bless you.

Luke 19:38-40
38 “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”
39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples!”
40 “I tell you,” He replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”

NIV Luke 19:41
As He approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He wept over it…
Luke 18:27
Jesus replied, “What is impossible with men is possible with God.”