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  1. Palm Sunday Symbols (Matthew 21:1-17)

  2. Jerusalem is symbolic of peace and prosperity. Jesus riding on a donkey is symbolic of humility and peace. The branches & blankets are symbolic of royal procession. “Hosanna” means “Free us from oppression!” Jesus is both Sovereign King and Humble Human. Entering Jerusalem (1-11)

  3. Jesus’ clearing of the temple is symbolic of economic justice and social inclusiveness. Jesus’ attention to the sick and the children is symbolic of healing and hospitality. Entering the Temple (12-17)

  4. The reign of God dramatized by Jesus’ symbolic actions on Palm Sunday is characterized by humility, peace, justice, and hospitality. How will we live this out today? Entering Abbotsford (today)