Jesus begins His final week of ministry by entering Jerusalem amidst a jubilant celebration. Multitudes greet Him, shouting “Hosannas” and waving palm branches in their hands, as He enters the city. For this reason, Christian tradition refers to this day as “Palm Sunday”—the day of Jesus’ triumphal entry. The fact that Christians through the centuries have commemorated this day suggests that it’s a day of great importance and significance. Notably, all four Gospel writers include this event in their Gospel account. Obviously God intended this event to reveal gospel truth. In light of the importance of this occasion, I thought it would be useful for us to consider the biblical meaning of Palm Sunday. You’ve probably seen it on your calendar. Perhaps you grew up in a church that celebrated it as a special day. But as happens with so many special days, it’s easy to lose sight of the original meaning.
What is the biblical meaning of Palm Sunday?
Palm Sunday Proclaims Jesus as the Promised Messiah