Mar 24, 2013 - Passion Palm Sun
Isaiah 50: 4 - 7
|4||The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him that is weary. Morning by morning he wakens, he wakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.|
|5||The Lord GOD has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I turned not backward.|
|6||I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I hid not my face from shame and spitting.|
|7||For the Lord GOD helps me; therefore I have not been confounded; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame;|
Psalms 22: 8 - 9, 17 - 20, 23 - 24
8"He committed his cause to the LORD; let him deliver him, let him rescue him, for he delights in him!"9Yet thou art he who took me from the womb; thou didst keep me safe upon my mother's breasts.17I can count all my bones -- they stare and gloat over me;18they divide my garments among them, and for my raiment they cast lots.19But thou, O LORD, be not far off! O thou my help, hasten to my aid!20Deliver my soul from the sword, my life from the power of the dog!23You who fear the LORD, praise him! all you sons of Jacob, glorify him, and stand in awe of him, all you sons of Israel!24For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; and he has not hid his face from him, but has heard, when he cried to him.
Philippians 2: 6 - 11
6who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,7but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.8And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross.9Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name,10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth,11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.