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05 April 2020

Palm Sunday Series A Sermon: Emptied, Humbled, Dead

Preached on Philippians 2:5–11
The Sunday of the Passion
With Daily Prayer for Morning and Scripture Readings
5 April AD 2020

Video: Click to view the YouTube video of Emptied, Humbled, Dead. Sermon begins at the 6:00 mark, following Responses from Lutheran Service Book 295, Psalm, and Scriptures. Service concludes with Creed, Lord’s Prayer, Litany (LSB 288), Collect for Vocation, Morning Prayer, and Benediction.

Philippians 2:5-11 Summary: Christ emptied Himself. He poured out His blood and His life onto the ground below His cross on Golgotha. His perfect obedience paid the price for sinners’ disobedience as He took every transgression from every person who had lived, was living, or would live from Eden to the end of time.

The Father honored His Servant-Son’s sacrifice. Per the angel’s instructions to Mary and Joseph, He already bore the name “Jesus,” meaning the Lord (YHWH) saves. From resurrection and ascension onward, His remains “the name that is above every name,” for “there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. (Acts Acts 4:12)”

Text: Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.

And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:5–11

Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Video: Click to view the YouTube video of Emptied, Humbled, Dead. Sermon begins at the 6:00 mark.

Other Readings: John 12:12–19 (Palm Sunday Procession); Psalm 118:19–29 or Psalm 31:9–16; Isaiah 50:4–9a; John 12:20–43 or Matthew 26:1–27:66 or Matthew 27:11–66

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