Watchword for the Week — And being found in human form, Jesus humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death—even death on a cross. Philippians 2:7,8
Sunday, April 5 — Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16
Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 21:1-11
Bless God in the great congregation. Psalm 68:26
The great crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord—the King of Israel!” John 12:12-13
Lord Jesus, the time comes again for us to journey with you to the cross. As we move this week from triumph to unimaginable loss, let us hold in our hearts the end of the story: hope beyond all expectation. Through your name, we pray. Amen.