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Betrayed -- Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Leah Thompson -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2011
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
Shiny money -- Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2008
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
The Bread And The Cup -- Matthew 26:14 - 27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A
Teachers: The Passion narrative reading for this Sunday is
God's blueprints -- Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOMEMaterials:
The Last Supper -- Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A
There are a lot of very familiar themes in our gospel reading for today.
Submission -- Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A
Teachers or Parents: The Passion history gives us a chance to
King Jesus -- Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A
Teachers or Parents: If you have a Palm Sunday processional in your worship service, talk about it.

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Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Matthew 21:1-11 -- Matthew 21:1-11 -- Passion Sunday - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Matthew 21:1-11 -- Matthew 21:1-11 -- Passion Sunday - A

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Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Matthew 21:1-11 -- Matthew 21:1-11 -- Passion Sunday - A
Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Matthew 21:1-11 -- Matthew 21:1-11 -- Passion Sunday - A

Commentary

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God’s Love Shines Through the Cross and Changes Us -- Matthew 26:14--27:66, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 27:11-54 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2020
God’s love shines through the cross and changes us.
The Work Of Salvation -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Sandra Herrmann -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2017
The work of salvation is embodied in the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
Which parade? -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Cathy Venkatesh -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2014
This Palm Sunday afternoon, I will be joining a festive Walk for Affordable Housing organized by a l
The wrong anthem -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 26:14--27:66, Psalm 31:9-16 -- William H. Shepherd, Schuyler Rhodes -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2011
The choir director was aghast. "I just didn't realize," she said. "It was totally inappropriate.
Passionate about the passion -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 26:14--27:66, Psalm 31:9-16 -- R. Craig Maccreary -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2008
I suspect that most preachers will not be looking for ways to dive headlong into
The road to redemption -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 26:14-27:66, Psalm 31:9-16 -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2002
Last summer my family and I moved from the East Coast to the Midwest.
The servant king -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A -- 1999
Perhaps we lose the punch of the imagery of "servant" in the Bible when we in our day view on cable
Redemptive suffering -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A -- 1996
The wrong anthem -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- William H. Shepherd -- Passion Sunday - A
The choir director was aghast. "I just didn't realize," she said. "It was totally inappropriate.

Children's bulletin

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Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Matthew 21:1-11 -- Matthew 21:1-11 -- Passion Sunday - A

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Matthew 21:1-11 -- Matthew 21:1-11 -- Passion Sunday - A

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Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Matthew 21:1-11 -- Matthew 21:1-11 -- Passion Sunday - A
Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Matthew 21:1-11 -- Matthew 21:1-11 -- Passion Sunday - A

Children's Liturgy and Story

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The Braying Of A Donkey -- Matthew 27:11-54 -- Janice B. Scott -- Passion Sunday - A
Call to Worship:

Children's sermon

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Unfollow -- Matthew 27:11-54 -- Bethany Peerbolte -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2020
In this age of social media, the biggest thrill is getting a follower.
A True Friend -- Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2017
Hey, who wants to be my friend?  I have candy to share!  I am so happy that you are all my wonderful
In the Breaking of Bread -- Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Anna Shirey -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2014
First Thoughts
Emptied -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Leah Thompson -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2011
But emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.
Betrayed -- Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Leah Thompson -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2011
And from that moment he began to look for an opportunity to betray him. (v. 26:16)
What's in a box? -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2008
... who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as
Shiny money -- Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2008
Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests
A special symbol -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - A
Who knows what we celebrate next Sunday? (get responses) That's right!
Ultimate obedience -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - A
Good morning! I have here a note from a parent. It reads this
Going down! Going up! -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - A
Good morning, boys and girls. Everyone here this morning has
Peter and the rooster -- Matthew 26:14 - 27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A
Good morning, boys and girls. I brought a rock with me to help
Which vase is Jesus? -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - A
... but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness.
The Last Supper -- Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A
Good morning! Who knows what today is? (get responses) Yes!
Submission -- Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A
Good morning! I brought two pictures to show you today. Here
Kneeling before Jesus -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - A
Good morning! I brought some dominoes with me this morning and I want you to help me.
King Jesus -- Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A
Good morning! Today I brought a sign with me. Can someone tell me what it says?
God's blueprints -- Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A
But how then would the scriptures be fulfilled, which say it must happen in this way? (v.

The Immediate Word

Sacrifice or Inconvenience? / Lonely in the Midst of People -- Matthew 26:14--27:66, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Psalm 31:9-16, Matthew 27:11-54, Matthew 21:1-11, Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte, Kentina Washington-Leapheart -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2020
For April 5, 2020:
Demonstrations, Marches, And Rallies / Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered, And Betrayed -- Matthew 21:1-11, Matthew 26:14--27:66, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2017
In this installment of The Immediate Word, we’re offering two main essays -- one fo
From Cheers To Jeers -- Matthew 21:1-11, Matthew 26:14--27:66, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2014
Taken together, the texts for Palm/Passion Sunday provide something of a contradictory message.
Illustrations For March 16, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- Matthew 26:14--27:66, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 31:9-16 -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2008
Just who are those people who come out to see Jesus, as he triumphantly enters Jerusalem?
The Fickle Crowd -- Matthew 26:14--27:66, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 31:9-16 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Carlos Wilton -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2008
During presidential campaigns, it is customary to introduce presidential candidates with "Hail to th
The Contender -- Matthew 21:1-11, Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 -- Mary Boyd Click -- Passion Sunday - A
Violence has fragmented our world again this week. It seems almost pandemic.

Children's Story

The Village Shepherd

The Search For Kingship -- Luke 19:28-40 -- Janice B. Scott -- Passion Sunday - A
This is a story about a royal prince, who was sent by

Devotional

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Passion/Palm Sunday -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2007
The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did not turn backward.
Passion/Palm Sunday -- Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2007
Open to me the gates of righteousness, that I may enter through them and give thanks to the Lord.
Passion/Palm Sunday -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2007
Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus....-- Philippians 2:5
Passion/Palm Sunday -- Matthew 21:1-11 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2007
The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting, "Hosanna to the Son of David!

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations For Passion Sunday (2020) -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 26:14--27:66, Psalm 31:9-16, Matthew 27:11-54 -- Ron Love, Bill Thomas, Mark Ellingsen, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez, M Adryael Tong -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2020
Psalm 31:9-16
Sermon Illustrations For Passion Sunday (2017) -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Ron Love, Bill Thomas, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Bonnie Bates, Frank Ramirez -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2017
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Sermon Illustrations for Passion Sunday (2014) -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Ron Love, Derl G. Keefer, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Scott A. Bryte -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2014
Isaiah 50:4-9a
The psychological concept... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Ron Love -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2014
The psychological concept of schadenfreude is the enjoyment we receive when someone we envy f
Seldom had I been... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Derl G. Keefer -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2014
Seldom had I been to a cross country meet until my granddaughter began competing for her middle scho
Passion Sunday and this... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Mark Ellingsen -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2014
Passion Sunday and this lesson are all about God's surprising ways of taking care of us; he makes go
You won't get any less... -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Scott A. Bryte -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2014
You won't get any less thirsty by drinking from an empty glass.
One of the most important... -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Bob Ove -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2014
One of the most important lessons we learn from our Lord is humility. No one is higher than God.
A great city-wide revival... -- Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Derl G. Keefer -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2014
A great city-wide revival swept across Philadelphia in 1858.
The insidious character... -- Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2014
The insidious character of sin is transmitted in every version of the Passion narrative.
In Proverbs, from the King... -- Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Ron Love -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2014
In Proverbs, from the King James Version, we have this well-known truth, "Pride goeth before
NULL -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2011
Isaiah 50:4-9
NULL -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Ron Love -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2011
After the Tucson shootings in front of the Safeway Store, where there was an attempted assassination
NULL -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Leah Thompson -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2011
Knowledge is a great honor and a great responsibility.
NULL -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Craig Kelly -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2011
How many times in this world have we seen people who strive for power and position humbled?
NULL -- Matthew 26:14-27 -- Ron Love -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2011
Henry Bessemer is best remembered for developing the Bessemer Process, also called the pneumatic con
NULL -- Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Leah Thompson -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2011
"What's in it for me?" One of the secrets to writing a good story is to create strong characters.
Isaiah 50:4-9a Lt... -- Matthew 26:14--27:66, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2008
Isaiah 50:4-9a
Lt. Col. Brian Birdwell survived... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2008
Lt. Col. Brian Birdwell survived the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, but was burned over
Jack arrived at the homeless... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2008
Jack arrived at the homeless shelter fifteen months ago. When he saw the men's
English classes, writers' circles, and... -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2008
English classes, writers' circles, and editorial staff argue over the usage of language. Does
In Eric Maria Remarque's classic... -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2008
In Eric Maria Remarque's classic (anti) war novel, All Quiet on the Western

The Immediate Word

Sacrifice or Inconvenience? / Lonely in the Midst of People -- Matthew 26:14--27:66, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Psalm 31:9-16, Matthew 27:11-54, Matthew 21:1-11, Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte, Kentina Washington-Leapheart -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2020
For April 5, 2020:
Demonstrations, Marches, And Rallies / Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered, And Betrayed -- Matthew 21:1-11, Matthew 26:14--27:66, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2017
In this installment of The Immediate Word, we’re offering two main essays -- one fo
From Cheers To Jeers -- Matthew 21:1-11, Matthew 26:14--27:66, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2014
Taken together, the texts for Palm/Passion Sunday provide something of a contradictory message.

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

Suffering God... -- Janice B. Scott -- Passion Sunday - A
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Preaching

The Immediate Word

Sacrifice or Inconvenience? / Lonely in the Midst of People -- Matthew 26:14--27:66, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Psalm 31:9-16, Matthew 27:11-54, Matthew 21:1-11, Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte, Kentina Washington-Leapheart -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2020
For April 5, 2020:
Demonstrations, Marches, And Rallies / Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered, And Betrayed -- Matthew 21:1-11, Matthew 26:14--27:66, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2017
In this installment of The Immediate Word, we’re offering two main essays -- one fo
From Cheers To Jeers -- Matthew 21:1-11, Matthew 26:14--27:66, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2014
Taken together, the texts for Palm/Passion Sunday provide something of a contradictory message.
Illustrations For March 16, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- Matthew 26:14--27:66, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 31:9-16 -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2008
Just who are those people who come out to see Jesus, as he triumphantly enters Jerusalem?
The Fickle Crowd -- Matthew 26:14--27:66, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 31:9-16 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Carlos Wilton -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2008
During presidential campaigns, it is customary to introduce presidential candidates with "Hail to th
The Contender -- Matthew 21:1-11, Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 -- Mary Boyd Click -- Passion Sunday - A
Violence has fragmented our world again this week. It seems almost pandemic.

SermonStudio

Palm / Passion Sunday -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Carlos Wilton -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Liturgy Of The Palms -- Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see Easter, Cycle A, for an alternative approach t
Liturgy Of The Passion -- Psalm 31:9-16 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see Liturgy Of The Passion, Cycle B and Cycle C, f
Sunday Of The Passion -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 27:11-54 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2004
THE LESSONSLesson 1: Isaiah 50:4--9a (C); Isaiah 50:4--7 (RC)
Passion/Palm Sunday -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2004
As we approach the story of our Lord's suffering during what we call this Holy Week, and especially
Sunday Of The Passion -- Derl G. Keefer, C. Neil Strait -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2002
WORSHIP HELPSCALL TO WORSHIP
Sunday Of The Passion -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme We head toward the passion and cross of Christ.
Sunday Of The Passion -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 27:11-54 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- Passion Sunday - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON PASSION/PALM SUNDAY
The passion and death of our Lord -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 26:14-27:66, Matthew 27:11-54 -- Russell F. Anderson -- Passion Sunday - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
Sunday Of The Passion -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 27:11-54, Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- John R. Brokhoff -- Passion Sunday - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Isaiah 50:4-9a (C, L); Isaiah 50:4-7 (RC)
Sunday of the Passion -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 27:11-54 -- George M. Bass -- Passion Sunday - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

Sermon

The Immediate Word

Sacrifice or Inconvenience? / Lonely in the Midst of People -- Matthew 26:14--27:66, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Psalm 31:9-16, Matthew 27:11-54, Matthew 21:1-11, Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte, Kentina Washington-Leapheart -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2020
For April 5, 2020:
Demonstrations, Marches, And Rallies / Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered, And Betrayed -- Matthew 21:1-11, Matthew 26:14--27:66, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2017
In this installment of The Immediate Word, we’re offering two main essays -- one fo
From Cheers To Jeers -- Matthew 21:1-11, Matthew 26:14--27:66, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2014
Taken together, the texts for Palm/Passion Sunday provide something of a contradictory message.
Illustrations For March 16, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- Matthew 26:14--27:66, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 31:9-16 -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2008
Just who are those people who come out to see Jesus, as he triumphantly enters Jerusalem?
The Fickle Crowd -- Matthew 26:14--27:66, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 31:9-16 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Carlos Wilton -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2008
During presidential campaigns, it is customary to introduce presidential candidates with "Hail to th
The Contender -- Matthew 21:1-11, Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 -- Mary Boyd Click -- Passion Sunday - A
Violence has fragmented our world again this week. It seems almost pandemic.

SermonStudio

Learning to Walk in the Dark -- Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Marian R. Plant, David G. Plant -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2017
If we take away nothing new from the Passion story this year let us take away this: through it we ca
Remembering Jesus -- Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- David O. Bales -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2010
The novel The Ugly American is based upon facts of how Americans related to people in Southea
Peace and Quiet in an Upside-Down World -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Tony S. Everett -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2010
Johnny is four years old and he stopped taking naps before his second birthday.
A Salvation Army Parade -- Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Lee Griess -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2007
Different churches celebrate Palm Sunday in different ways.
I Love A Parade -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Schuyler Rhodes -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2007
I love Palm Sunday.
Humility: We Know It When We See It -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- David O. Bales -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2007
In 1860, Abraham Lincoln won the Illinois Republican Presidential nomination in this way: Lincoln's
Temptation Of The Palms -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Richard W. Ferris -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2004
Sharing The Pain Of Others -- Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2004
"Rags, rags!
Dark Ugly Clouds -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Bill Mosley -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2004
Things are hardly ever the way they appear and certainly not on Calvary's hill.
A Meeting Of The Minds -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Harry N. Huxhold -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2001
ABC produced a television program titled Strange World.
Slaving After Freedom -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Robert J. Elder -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2001
Preachers often wonder what to do with Palm Sunday.
The Mission Of Christ Is Ours -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- Passion Sunday - A -- 1998
How does one define the concept of divinity?
Where Is God When I Need Him? -- Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Richard L. Sheffield -- Passion Sunday - A -- 1998
"Truly, this man was God's Son!" (Matthew 27:54 NRSV).
The Holy Vessel Is Empty -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Frank Luchsinger -- Passion Sunday - A -- 1998
It was the early 1400s and France was without a king.
The Tragedy Of His Victory -- Matthew 21:1-11 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- Passion Sunday - A -- 1998
Some of you experienced the victory of World War II.
God Works Through Opposites -- Matthew 21:1-11 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Passion Sunday - A -- 1992
God simply does not seem to do the sort of things we would expect our God to do.
The Road To The Cross -- Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- Mark Ellingsen -- Passion Sunday - A -- 1992
Passion Sunday, the whole story of the dastardly plots and betrayals that brought Jesus to the cross
God's Spectacular Glory -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Theodore F. Schneider -- Passion Sunday - A -- 1992
There's no doubt about it.

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Remembering Jesus -- Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- David O. Bales -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2010
The novel The Ugly American is based upon facts of how Americans related to people in Southea

Stories

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Finding the Way -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Peter Andrew Smith -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2020
Peter forced himself to take another deep breath and sit back in his chair.
Tidal Surge -- Matthew 21:1-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 31:9-16 -- C. David Mckirachan, Frank Ramirez -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2017
Contents "Tidal Surge" by C. David McKirachan
God's Way -- Matthew 26:14--27:66, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Psalm 31:9-16 -- Keith Hewitt, Peter Andrew Smith -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2014
Contents"God's Way" by Keith Hewitt "All You Know" by Peter Andrew Smith
In The Arms Of Love -- Matthew 26:14--27:66, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Psalm 31:9-16 -- Judy Sepsey, David O. Bales -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2011
Upwards Motion -- Matthew 26:14--27:66, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 31:9-16 -- Bryan Meadows, David O. Bales -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2008
Contents What's Up This Week "Upwards Motion" by Bryan Meadows
If You Could Choose A Crown -- Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- Passion Sunday - A
Palms Liturgy Matthew 21:1-11 Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29Passion Liturgy

SermonStudio

A Drama In Three Acts -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- David E. Leininger -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2007
Philippians presents the story of Jesus as a drama in three acts.
Forsaken? -- Psalm 22 -- John E. Sumwalt -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2004
Judith B. Brain
The Maiden Who Seeks Her Brothers -- Matthew 27:11-54 -- Gregory L. Tolle -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2004
Now Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, "Are you the King of the Jews?"
Sorry! -- Matthew 26:14-27:66 -- Constance Berg -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2001
What if Judas hadn't betrayed Jesus? What if Judas wasn't sorry?
Herman's Stand -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Timothy J. Smith -- Passion Sunday - A -- 1998
Herman is a courageous Christian who is not afraid to take a stand even if others might perceive it

Worship

The Immediate Word

Sacrifice or Inconvenience? / Lonely in the Midst of People -- Matthew 26:14--27:66, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Psalm 31:9-16, Matthew 27:11-54, Matthew 21:1-11, Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Thomas Willadsen, George Reed, Bethany Peerbolte, Kentina Washington-Leapheart -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2020
For April 5, 2020:
Demonstrations, Marches, And Rallies / Bewitched, Bothered, Bewildered, And Betrayed -- Matthew 21:1-11, Matthew 26:14--27:66, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed, Beth Herrinton-Hodge -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2017
In this installment of The Immediate Word, we’re offering two main essays -- one fo
From Cheers To Jeers -- Matthew 21:1-11, Matthew 26:14--27:66, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Leah Lonsbury, Christopher Keating, George Reed -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2014
Taken together, the texts for Palm/Passion Sunday provide something of a contradictory message.
Illustrations For March 16, 2008 From The Immediate Word -- Matthew 26:14--27:66, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 31:9-16 -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2008
Just who are those people who come out to see Jesus, as he triumphantly enters Jerusalem?
The Fickle Crowd -- Matthew 26:14--27:66, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 31:9-16 -- Paul Bresnahan, Scott Suskovic, Carlos Wilton -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2008
During presidential campaigns, it is customary to introduce presidential candidates with "Hail to th
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Violence has fragmented our world again this week. It seems almost pandemic.

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Passion/Palm Sunday (Lent 6) -- Matthew 26:14--27:66, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Psalm 31:9-16 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2007
Prayer For Procession With Palms
Passion/Palm Sunday -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 26:14--27:66, Matthew 27:11-54 -- Thom M. Shuman -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2007
Call To WorshipOne: Here, in this place,
Sunday Of The Passion -- Matthew 26:14--27:66, Matthew 21:1-11, Philippians 2:5-11, Isaiah 50:4-9a -- Beverly S. Bailey -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2004
HymnsAt The Name Of Jesus (PH148, UM168, CBH342)
Sunday Of The Passion (Sixth Sunday In Lent/Palm Sunday) -- Isaiah 50:4-9a -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2001
Theme: Turning The Other CheekCall To Worship
Sunday Of The Passion (Sixth Sunday In Lent/Palm Sunday) -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2001
Theme: The Humility Of JesusCall To Worship
Sunday Of The Passion (Sixth Sunday In Lent/Palm Sunday) -- Matthew 26:14--27:66, Matthew 27:11-54 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2001
Theme: Dark GethsemaneCall To Worship
Sunday Of The Passion (Sixth Sunday In Lent/Palm Sunday) -- Psalm 31:1-16 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- Passion Sunday - A -- 2001
Words Of Assurance
Palm Sunday and Jesus' Passion -- Matthew 26:14--27:66 -- Wayne H. Keller -- Passion Sunday - A -- 1998
The Community GathersInvitation to the Celebration
Sunday Of The Passion (Sixth Sunday In Lent) -- Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11, Matthew 27:11-54 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Passion Sunday - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Isaiah 50:4-9aTheme: Like FlintCall To Worship
The Attitude Of Christ -- Philippians 2:5-11 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- Passion Sunday - A -- 1992
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Passion Sunday -- Psalm 31:9-16, Isaiah 50:4-9a, Philippians 2:5-11 -- Norman A. Beck -- Passion Sunday - A -- 1986
The texts selected for the observance of Lent 6 as Passion Sunday each year obviously emphasize the
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I love Thanksgiving. I cherish the traditions, I love the quality of family reunion, and I enjoy the food. I have hundreds of fond memories of Thanksgiving holidays past, and I look forward to the Thanksgiving that is a few months away.

But it is a few months away. I may be looking forward to it, but that doesn’t mean that I am doing any grocery shopping for it yet. We all recognize that it would be premature for us to put the turkey in the oven this weekend in preparation for November’s Thanksgiving celebration.
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Genesis 45:1-5
This is a lesson about forgiveness. Martin Luther reminds us how Joseph’s forgiving actions were functions of God’s grace:

Therefore the Holy Spirit and grace are a medicine, so to speak, for nature – a medicine by which what had been ruined or destroyed in the original corruption through sin is set to right and restored. (Luther’s Works, Vol.8, p.16)

Elsewhere he makes the point in another, related way:

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Howling Good News For Some
by David O. Bales
Genesis 45:1-15  

“Calm down. Calm down. I know what’s going on,” the chief steward said. Beside him a handful of Joseph’s Egyptian servants stood outside the royal complex looking around nervously. Joseph, already acting strange this morning, without explanation had swept his arms toward his servants and shouted, “Everyone out. Everyone out.”

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Janice B. Scott
In today's gospel reading, Jesus seemed reluctant to heal the Canaanite woman's daughter. He told her that he wasn't sent to help foreigners, but only his own people, the Chosen Race. The words sound unnecessarily harsh, but perhaps this is an interpretation unique to Matthew, for this story only appears in Matthew's gospel, which was written for Jews.

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Wayne Brouwer
As a seminary intern in St. Louis, Missouri, I was part of a Jewish-Christian Dialogue group. We were seeking to understand one another's traditions, work together for the good of our neighborhoods, and promote tolerance and respect in society. I had been invited into the group by a member of the church at which I was serving. She grew up Jewish, and in recent years had, in her words, "completed my faith" by gaining an understanding that Jesus is the Messiah foretold by the prophets of Israel.

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Good morning, boys and girls. How many of you like to eat? (let them answer) What is your favorite food? (let them answer) Do you know what a bird eats? (let them answer) Very good. They eat bugs, all kinds of bugs. Today, I brought with me this jar of bugs. They are pretty colorful, and in some ways they look almost good enough to eat. Have you ever eaten a bug? (let them answer) I wonder what a bug tastes like? Is there anyone here who is hungry enough to eat a bug? (let them answer)

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