PALM SUNDAY and HOLY WEEK
Beginning Sunday, April 9, 2017
PRAY Almighty God, you love us so much that you sent your Son Jesus to die for us – “to get rid of the sin and the dark and the sadness”1 – to make all things new. Help us to understand how you suffered for us all because you love us. Thank you, Jesus! We love you! Amen.
John 13:1-20, 31-35
John 18:15-18, 25-27
Who, O Lord, could save themselves
their own soul could heal
Our shame was deeper than the sea
Your grace is deeper still
You alone can rescue, You alone can save
You alone can lift us from the grave
You came down to find us, led us out of death
To You alone belongs the highest praise.
You, O Lord, have made a way
The great divide You healed
for when our hearts were far away
Your love went further still.
We lift up our eyes, lift up our eyes, You’re the giver of life.
DO This is it! The BIG WEEK where we see God’s great rescue plan in action. As you read a bit of the story each day, listen as God whispers to you words and ideas that make your heart flutter. Write them down.
1Lloyd-Jones, Sally. The Jesus Storybook Bible. Illus. Jago. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2007.