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Get ready for Narrative Lectionary Year 4 (Gospel of John). Walk through major themes for fall and spring and gain practical planning resources.
Sunday of the Passion (Palm Sunday)
Matthew 27:11-54 Commentary
by Melinda Quivik
This day is an image of ourselves and of the God who comes as a power so great that resurrection defeats even cruel execution.
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Isaiah 50:4-9a Commentary
by Tyler Mayfield
In recent decades, the business world has begun to use the phrase “servant leadership” to designate one who leads by serving and empowering others, not by accumulating and hoarding power.
Psalm 31:9-16 Commentary
by Jerome Creach
Psalm 31 is one of three psalms that appear prominently in the story of Jesus’ passion.
Philippians 2:5-11 Commentary
by Richard Carlson
Over the past half century, this has been one of the most studied passages in the New Testament, and probably the most examined passage within the Pauline corpus.
The Question of the Day
by David Lose
April 13, 2014
Dear Working Preacher,
A few years ago I was visiting a congregation in downtown Washington, D.C. on Palm Sunday. It gathers for worship in a historic and challenged urban environment ...
Sermon Brainwave #347 - Palm/Passion Sunday
Discussion on texts for Palm/Passion Sunday (April 13, 2014): (Gospel) Matthew 27:11-54; (1st Reading) Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; (2nd Reading) Philippians 2:5-11.