April 2, 2023 at 10:30AM

Palm/Passion Sunday is a day of drama and paradox. As the service begins, a crowd gathers, waving branches and shouting “Hosanna” (Hebrew or save us), and wanting to crown Jesus as king. But as the story of Christ’s passion according to Matthew ¬†unfolds, the shouts of praise turn to demands for His death and the crown is a crown of thorns. There is a clear path through this service, connecting Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem with His triumphal entry into the new Jerusalem.