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Huntington Court UMC

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3333 Williamson Road NW, Roanoke, VA 24012

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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 heaven!”

(Matthew 21:9, NIV)

As a kid, and even until recently, it has always bothered me how the crowd could shout praises one day and then cry for his death within days. However, the truth is they were never shouting praises to begin with. Well, I guess partially they were, but at the center of their cries was "Hosanna...Hosanna" which means Lord save US.  So you see, it wasn't about Jesus as much as it was about them.

Think about this for a moment. When they didn't get what they thought they needed… "saved" from Roman oppression… they became angry because Jesus didn't give them what they wanted. However - hear this…  Jesus did hear their cries, and gave them what they needed most instead - salvation from sin and death. 

I share this with us to consider for a moment how sometimes we get angry because we believe God doesn't hear or answer our prayers. The crowd was angry because Jesus hadn't met their idea of a Messiah.  We get angry because God doesn't answer our prayers the way we want. Yet, God gave the crowd what they needed, not what they wanted. He gave them salvation.

So I invite you to consider your personal prayer life now and remember that God gives us too, not what we want, but what we need.

God loves YOU!


Easter Sunday:
Easter Sunrise Service:  7:00 a.m.
Breakfast will follow in the Fellowship Hall
Easter Sunday Worship Service:   10:30 a.m.

Sunday schedule:
Early Bird Coffee: 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Sunday School for All Ages:   9:30 a.m.
Worship: 10:30 a.m.

Join us for Church for Children, K – 6th
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here kids can praise & worship as kids! ~  
9:30 - 11:30 a.m., room 202, upstairs

Bible Study:

Monday, 6:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall

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