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 9 — Isaiah 50:4–9a; Psalm 31:9–16
Philippians 2:5–11; Matthew 21:1–11
I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your descendants, and my blessing on your offspring. Isaiah 44:3
When the chief priests and the scribes saw the amazing things that Jesus did, and heard the children crying out in the temple, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they became angry and said to him, “Do you hear what these are saying?” Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read, ‘Out of the mouths of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise for yourself’?” Matthew 21:15–16
Almighty God, on this day your son was proclaimed King by those who spread garments and palm branches before him. Let those branches be signs of his victory, and grant that we may follow him in the way that leads us to eternal life. Amen.