• on April 5, 2020

Holy Week Daily Readings – Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

Mark 11:1-11, Matthew 21:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, John 12:12-19

Mark 11:1-11 (NIV) 1  As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, 2  saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 3  If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ tell him, ‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly.'” 4  They went and found a colt outside in the street, tied at a doorway. As they untied it, 5  some people standing there asked, “What are you doing, untying that colt?” 6  They answered as Jesus had told them to, and the people let them go. 7  When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. 8  Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. 9  Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” 10  “Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David!” “Hosanna in the highest!” 11  Jesus entered Jerusalem and went to the temple. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.

Matthew 21:1-11 (NIV) 1  As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2  saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3  If anyone says anything to you, tell him that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.” 4  This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: 5  “Say to the Daughter of Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.'” 6  The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7  They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them. 8  A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9  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!” 10  When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” 11  The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

Luke 19:28-44 (NIV) 28  After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29  As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, 30  “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31  If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ tell him, ‘The Lord needs it.'” 32  Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. 33  As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34  They replied, “The Lord needs it.” 35  They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. 36  As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road. 37  When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: 38  “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” 39  Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” 40  “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” 41  As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 42  and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace–but now it is hidden from your eyes. 43  The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. 44  They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”

John 12:12-19 (NIV) 12  The next day the great crowd that had come for the Feast heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. 13  They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the King of Israel!” 14  Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it, as it is written, 15  “Do not be afraid, O Daughter of Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.” 16  At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that they had done these things to him. 17  Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word. 18  Many people, because they had heard that he had given this miraculous sign, went out to meet him. 19  So the Pharisees said to one another, “See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!”

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1 Comment

  1. Dear Pastor,
    Thank you for the wonderful message and music this morning.
    Is 7 month old “Jackson” Rush a nephew of Angie and Aaron?
    Sorry to hear about Lisa Pethel and Greg’s and Tom’s fathers.

    Susan

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