Palm Sunday: Ride on to Die – April 17, 2011

“Palm Sunday: Ride on to Die”
Text: Matthew 21:1-11 and Psalm 24
After setting the stage for the Triumphal Entry, Pastor Jon stops to explore what Matthew might have meant when he said, “the city asked ‘who is this?'” One possibility is that Matthew was offering a liturgical comment, identifying that the priests may have been reciting Psalm 24 as Jesus entered the city. What does it mean for us to hear, “Lift up your heads, o ye gates, that the King of Glory may come in”?