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The Rev. Dr. Steven Pierce

Steven Pierce: Ain't No Rock Gonna Shout for Me

Luke 19:28-40

Palm Sunday - Year C

April 14, 2019

The Rev. Dr. Steven Pierce (other)


It was Palm Sunday, but because of a sore throat, 5-year-old Annie stayed home from church with her mother. When the rest of the family returned home, they were carrying palm fronds. Annie asked them what they were for. "People held them over Jesus' head as he rode by on a colt," her father explained. "Wouldn't you know it," Annie fussed, "the one Sunday I'm sick and Jesus shows up and offers pony rides!"

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The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata

Chris Girata: Parade of Grace

Mark 11:1-11

Palm Sunday / Passion Sunday - Year B

March 25, 2018

The Rev. Dr. Christopher Girata (TEC)


For many churches, today is not only Palm Sunday but Passion Sunday as well. Although I am certainly no expert on liturgical history, I do know that if people attend church, most people only attend church on Sundays. Even on weeks such as the one we enter, the holiest of weeks, most people will only attend worship services today and next Sunday. So, I agree that the experience of those who only worship on Sundays is enhanced and deepened by hearing the passion story today, before we hear the resurrection story next week.

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Other Recent Content About Palm Sunday

The Rev. Dr. Nancy S. Taylor Transcript

March 20, 2016

Players and Protagonists in the Kingdom of God

The Rev. Dr. Nancy Taylor (UCC)

Dr. Nancy Taylor makes the case that Palm Sunday--rather than Pentecost Sunday--may be considered the birthday of the church, for it is the time that Jesus' disciples first found their voice and gave witness to God's reign.
The Rev. Marek Zabriskie Transcript

April 13, 2014

Everyone Loves a Parade

The Rev. Marek Zabriskie (TEC)

In his Palm Sunday sermon, Dr. Marek Zabriskie says Palm Sunday reminds us that God’s love is the only thing that makes sense out of human suffering, conflict, and tragedy. God’s love doesn’t explain it all away, it just makes those things more possible to bear, to see in them the hand of God reaching out to redeem us and make us whole.
The Rev. Dr. William L. Self Transcript

March 24, 2013

King for a Day

The Rev. Dr. William L. Self (CBF)

As we celebrate Palm Sunday, Dr. Bill Self calls us not to join the throngs proclaiming Jesus King for a Day, but rather to make Jesus Lord of our lives.
The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston Transcript

April 05, 2009

Save Us

The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston, senior pastor of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York, NY, offers insight into the meaning of Palm Sunday and the world-changing week that followed it.
The Rev. Dr. David Lose Transcript

March 16, 2008

From Riches to Rags

The Rev. Dr. David Lose (ELCA)

The Rev. Dr. David Lose helps us see with fresh eyes and open hearts the power of the passion story where Christ embodies God's radical love for creation.