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Theme: The paradox: acclaiming Jesus as king, and one
week later putting him to death.
Readings: for 5/5/2020 Palm Sunday
Isaiah 50: 4-5: The Lord has given me a disciples tongue ... I offered my back to those who struck me.
Psalm 22: My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
Second: Philippians 2:6-11: His state was divine yet Christ Jesus ... was humbler yet, even to accepting death on a cross. But God raised him high.
Gospel: Matthew 26:14 - 27:66: The Passion, from Judas making a deal with the cheif priests to betray Jesus to them, through to Joseph of Arimathea being given Jesus body, and the Pharisees getting permission to put a special guard at the tomb.