Sunday, April 17, 2011

Palm Sunday Texts

Today is Palm Sunday and  thw whole christian world  remember on this day  what has been called Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem that occurred only a few days before his crucifixion and resurrection.  Here's some of the  texts that refer to this event in the life of our Lord.

A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 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!" When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, "Who is this?" The crowds answered, "This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee." ( -11)Matt.29:8

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:  "Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!" ( Luke 19:37-38)