200 West Center Street
Galax, VA 24333

Pastor - Dr. Thomas J. Whartenby
Minister of Music - Mary Elizabeth Whartenby

Weekly Sunday Services     Sunday School 10 a.m.     Worship 11 a.m.


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3/26/17 A Stand-In for Jesus
4/2/17 Dry Bones & a Corpse
4/9/17 The Donkey King

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4/9/17 The Donkey King
4/16/17 Christ is Now Arisen
4/23/17 Christ is Still Arisen

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2015-16 Presbyterian Women's Handbook


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How can I make a difference in a broken world?

Stained Glass Cross


The story of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem is told by all four of the Gospel writers. The details of exactly what happened are a bit different, but the main thrust of the story is the same. Jesus enters Jerusalem on a donkey, thus fulfilling the prophecy in Zechariah about the humble entrance of the King.

Often Jesus' entrance into the capital city is contrasted with the entrance which other Kings would have made in the same situation. The "Kings of the Earth" went in for displays of power and glamor. They would have used a fiery stallion or an ornate chariot. They would have soldiers accompanying them crying out "Hail Caesar" or similar words. Jesus entourage praises the one who comes in the name of the Lord. This king is also a king of peace, bringing the end of war.

There is at least one other allusion here: That of Solomon riding David's donkey into the capital city. One of David's other sons, Adonijah, was claiming the throne. David indicates that God's choice for King is Solomon and therefore riding on the royal Donkey was Solomon's right. Jesus is therefore God's choice, God's Anointed King.


"Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God."

Jesus (to Satan)


April 23rd - Thomas Fant
April 27th - Natalia Sutherland

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