Lesson Plans That Work: Palm Sunday

Lesson Plans That Work: Palm Sunday

April 7, 2014
Shannon Kelly

lptwWe are currently in Lent, Year A so we have Lesson Plans for both the Gospel readings and the Old Testament (Track One) readings.

Gospel Lesson: The Crucifixion
Scripture: Matthew (26:36-75) 27:1-54 (55-66)

As we hear the story of Christ’s passion today, how do we hear it anew? Where is this story hitting us differently this year? I wonder what questions you bring to the story and how it relates to your life today.

Old Testament Lesson: Prophets and Role Models
Scripture: Isaiah 50:4-9a

Isaiah 50:4-9 is identified as the third Servant Song. Here the prophet, who was taught by God, faithfully delivers God’s message of comfort to his fellow Israelites, despite their cruel treatment of him. This passage’s placement in the Palm Sunday lectionary signals the harsh torture that awaits Jesus in the course of Holy Week.

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