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Every Sunday, across the world, Christians share an agreed three year cycle of Bible Readings in Sunday worship, this is called the Common Lectionary. We offer materials including prayers bible study and worship resources for each one of these Sunday's via our Lectionary Bible Notes Section.

Palm SundayPalm Sunday - April 5

How often have we seen newspapers build people up only to suddenly turn nasty and demolish their reputations. Pop stars, royalty and and movie stars find this frequently. The crowds that rush out to buy their records, watch their weddings or go to their films, can all too quickly suddenly become a pack of baying wolves. Social media has of course made it worse, because the destructive words can be said behind a cloak of anonymity. Overnight reputations are ruined and lives and careers in tatters.

Jesus knew this. The crowds who lined the road to cheer him into Jerusalem would soon change and call for his blood. The disciples themselves were fickle and ran away when the going got tough. So this week we are asked what kind of Christians we are. Are we 'fair weather' friends of Jesus, or are we prepared to follow him through the difficult times as well?

Are we up to being disciples of Jesus, or are we just following Jesus to see if we can get something out of it? Are we happy to hang around just whilst the going is easy, or are we prepared to stick with Jesus when we realise just how much peace really costs? That is the challenge of Palm Sunday.

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Lectionary Material for every Sunday in Years A, B, C

 

Future Sundays with worship, prayer and teaching resources Sundays in the Lectionary

 

April 5

April 12

April 19

April 26

May 3

May 10

Palm Sunday

Fourth of Easter

 

the cross is the way

 

Each morning and each evening
let the peace of the Father, be ours.
Each day and each night
let the peace of the Son be ours.
Each dawn and each dusk
let the peace of the Spirit be ours.
Let the blessing of the three in one be ours;
both now and for ever. Amen.
Carmina Gadelica