Each Sunday of Lent, Living Lutheran will share suggested readings and discussion questions to guide your reflection. You can discuss these questions in a small group or journal about them solo.

Mark 11:1-11

Jesus enters Jerusalem

Isaiah 50:4-9a

The servant of the Lord submits to suffering

Psalm 31:9-16

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit

Philippians 2:5-11

Humbled to the point of death on a cross

Mark 14:1—15:47

The Passion of the Lord


This is a week of striking contrasts:

Jesus rides into Jerusalem surrounded by shouts of glory, only to be left alone to die on the cross.

Reflect on how in the midst of Christ’s suffering and all human suffering, we also expect God’s salvation. In the wine and bread Jesus promises that his death will mark a new covenant with all people. We enter this week thirsty for the completion of God’s astonishing work.

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