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Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death-- even death on a cross (Philippians 2:5-8, NRSV).

    References:

  • Liturgy of the Palms
  • Mark 11:1-11
  • Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 (UMH 839)
  • Liturgy of the Passion
  • (more...)

"You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have me."

    References:

  • Isaiah 42:1-9
  • Psalm 36:5-11 (UMH 771)
  • Hebrews 9:11-15
  • John 12:1-11

For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

    References:

  • Isaiah 49:1-7
  • Psalm 71:1-14 (UMH 794)
  • 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
  • John 12:20-36

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us . . .

    References:

  • Isaiah 50:4-9a
  • Psalm 70 (UMH 793)
  • Hebrews 12:1-3
  • John 13:21-32

I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.

    References:

  • Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14
  • Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 (UMH 837)
  • 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
  • John 13:1-17, 31b-35

My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning? 

    References:

  • Isaiah 52:13-53:12
  • Psalm 22 (UMH 752)
  • Hebrews 10:16-25
  • John 18:1-19:42