The View From 1776
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Palm Sunday: Following Jesus
To follow Jesus and be fruitful in the Judeo-Christian sense, we must be buried in baptism with Him and experience a new birth in His love.
Pastor Steve Treash preached the Palm Sunday sermon at Black Rock-Long Ridge Congregational Church in North Stamford, Connecticut. His theme was that, like a seed, if we are to be fruitful in the Lord, we must be buried before sprouting new life, as in the concluding verses of John 12:12-26:
The next day the great crowd that had come for the Feast heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,