Emmanuel Lutheran Church
This Sunday, April 13, Palm Sunday is about making an entrance.
We wave palm branches and sing “Hosanna.”
This Sunday is not only about entrances, but it is also the Sunday of the Passion, when we tell the story of what happens after Jesus gets to Jerusalem.
Jesus was arrested, tortured, crucified and buried in Jerusalem.
For this reason the focus of today’s readings is not on entrance but of emptying.
Jesus “emptied himself… and became obedient to the point of death – event death on a cross” (Philippians 2: 7-8).
We do not just enter Holy Week...
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