Palmarum (Mt 21:1–9)

April 9, 2017
Bethlehem Lutheran Church—Bremen, KS || AUDIO
Immanuel Lutheran Church—Bremen, KS || AUDIO


“Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Hosanna!” Not, “Alleluia!” No Easter praises today. The crosses are still covered. No “Glory bes.” Just, “Hosanna!” “Save us!”

Salvation: That’s why He’s come. Advent is fulfilled. Today’s reading is the same as the first Sunday in Advent. The prophecy’s fulfilled: “Look, your King is coming to you: gentle and mounted on a donkey.” Adventus: He comes. He comes to save.

They gather round; they cry out, “Save us, now!” “Save us now, Jesus! Save us, YAHWEH who saves.” That’s what Jesus means: YAHWEH saves. “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of Yahweh!” Continue reading