Instead of a sermon we will read the entire passion narrative from Matthew.
Gracious Lord, like the crowds in Jerusalem we are quick to turn away. We welcome You as Lord, but soon thereafter go back to our own selfish ways. We don’t realize that when we commit a sin it adds to Your burden on the cross. We take You for granted, and don’t think of the terrible price You paid that we might be forgiven. Help us always to live in Your love in the shadow of Your cross.