June 25, 2017
Matthew 10:24-39
Romans 6:1b-11
Genesis 21:8-21
Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17

Palm/Passion Sunday

Passion Sunday

from the book
A Narrative Approach

Richard A. Jensen

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Matthew's story of the Palm Sunday event is interesting in terms of its narrative connections. On the one hand, this story stands alone in Matthew. It is unique. There is little in Matthew's story that helps us set this passage in a broader narrative context. On the other hand, the Palm Sunday story is shot through with biblical references, most of them from the Old Testament. We will walk through the narrative citing some of the biblical references that help us to grasp the reality of what is going on here. By and large the references are not to stories which can be easily stitched together with the Palm Sunday story into a neatly packaged narrative sermon.

Jesus, at last, draws near to Jerusalem. Jesus' thrice spoken passion-resurrection prophecy now comes true: 16:21; 17:22-23; 20:17-19. It was in 19:1 that Jesus left Galilee and headed south. Robert Smith ...

This Passion Sunday preaching resource, Palm/Passion Sunday, is based on Matthew 21:1-11 and relates to Passion Sunday of Cycle of the lectionary. This preaching resource is excerpted from the book PREACHING MATTHEW'S GOSPEL . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, Preaching resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary Preaching, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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