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Palm Sunday

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St Bart's Kids eBook — Matthew 21.1-11

Check out the latest scripture eBooks from Resource Church St Bart’s, Toowoomba, which adapt Old and New Testament scriptures for young children, including this one titled, “An excited crowd”, from the Gospel of Matthew

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"There is hope on Palm Sunday"

“For the past six months I’ve had a very heavy sadness upon me as I watched the conflict in Gaza unfold…I think the cracks are beginning to appear in the edifice. And it’s because the population of the world can see what’s happening and is beginning to name it for what it is — it is genocide. That word is now being used freely…The cracks are beginning to appear here and it’s all because politicians actually do not lead…They’re followers, and our job is to point the direction to them…There is hope on Palm Sunday because people actually care…People come out and they stand up and policy does get changed…The cause is just,” says The Very Rev’d Dr Peter Catt


Bishop Daniel Abot’s Palm Sunday 2024 message

“I remember my first Palm Sunday. It was in 1987. I was fleeing to Ethiopia from South Sudan, along with thousands of other young boys and girls, to avoid being conscripted as a child soldier. Even though I was only 11 years old at the time, I knew it was Palm Sunday. Because we were fleeing on foot through the bush, the only way we could keep track of time was by the moon. We gathered under a shady tree in prayer to commemorate the special day,” says Bishop Daniel Abot


Bishop John Roundhill’s Palm Sunday 2023 message

“In the late 1970s, Japanese Christian theologian, Kosuke Koyama’s book, Three Mile an Hour God was published. Jesus of Nazareth, who is God, walked at three miles per hour. God, who is love, walks at three miles per hour. Love has a speed, Koyama says, and that speed is slow. As we enter once again into Holy Week, what would our Holy Week be if more of it were at love’s speed?” asks Bishop John Roundhill


Bishop John Roundhill's Palm Sunday 2022 message

“A man called Bashkim had been walking for two days trying to get out of Kosovo after becoming separated from his family who had fled. At the side of the road he sees a torn photo, and upon picking it up discovers that the girl with fair hair and blue eyes pictured there is none other than his own daughter…Photo by photo, fragment by fragment he and 150 other men who had also been separated from their families were led up a trail into the mountains to be reunited with their families,” says Bishop John Roundhill, as he reflects on Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem