Fernley Free Methodist Church
4-5-2020
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  • Fernley Free Methodist Church
    100 S West St, Fernley, NV 89408, USA
    Sunday 11:00 AM
Passion Week – What is it?

Passion Week (also called Holy Week) takes place between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday (Resurrection Sunday).
Why is it called “Passion Week”? This name represents the passion with which Jesus willingly went to the cross.

Palm Sunday
No people No waving branches.
Low Attendance. "hello darkness my old friend"

Plastic palm branches stay fresh.
Not good for ashes however.

Mark 11:1-11
1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples,
2 saying to them, "Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here.
3 If anyone asks you, 'Why are you doing this?' tell him, 'The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.'"
4 They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it,
5 some people standing there asked, "What are you doing, untying that colt?"
6 They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go.
7 When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it.
8 Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields.
9 Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, "Hosanna! F41 " "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" F42
10 "Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!" "Hosanna in the highest!"
11 Jesus entered Jerusalem and went to the temple. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve

F41 A Hebrew expression meaning "Save!" which became an exclamation of praise; also in verse 10
F42 Psalm 118:25,26

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Maundy Thursday
Holy day
Description Maundy Thursday is the Christian holy day falling on the Thursday before Easter.
It commemorates the Washing of the Feet and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles, as described in the gospels.
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Good Friday
Many Christians around the world observe Good Friday on the Friday before Easter Sunday. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s Passion, crucifixion, and death, which is told in the Christian Bible. It is the day after Maundy Thursday.


Many people in different countries celebrate the anniversary of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion, and death on the Friday before Easter Sunday. This is an observance that involves people fasting and praying. Many church services are held in the afternoon, usually around noon or midday to 3pm, to remember the hours when Jesus hung on the cross. Many churches also observe the day by re-enacting the procession of the cross as in the ritual of the Stations of the Cross, which depicts the final hours of Jesus’ life. Processions are held in many countries such as India, Italy, Malta, the Philippines, and Spain.

Kites that are often handmade are flown in Bermuda on Good Friday to symbolize the cross that Jesus died on, as well as his ascension into heaven. This custom dates back to the 19th century. Churches in countries, such as Belgium and Mexico, are draped in black on Good Friday in memory of Jesus’ suffering on the cross. The day is solemn and a general air of sadness is felt in many towns and villages. Many Christians in Poland fast on dry bread and roasted potatoes.



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What is Easter?
Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb on the third day after his crucifixion. Easter is the fulfilled prophecy of the Messiah who would be persecuted, die for our sins, and rise on the third day. (Isaiah 53). Remembering the resurrection of Jesus is a way to renew daily hope that we have victory over sin. According to the New Testament, Easter is three days after the death of Jesus on the cross.


What did people think and say?


Palm Sunday? Is this the Christ, the Messiah? Will we see a miracle?

Maundy Thursday Betraying Christ? Forsaking Christ?

Good Friday, Fair weathered friends. "He saved others," they said, "but he can't save himself! He's the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross,
and we will believe in him

Easter Sunday, Finding glory, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen!

What stops you from following Jesus? They same thing, that stopped them.

Devotional read Palm Sunday.