Luke 19:28-40 (NRSV)
28 After he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to
29 When he had
come near Bethphage and Bethany, at the place called the Mount of
Olives, he sent two of the disciples,
30 saying, ‘Go
into the village ahead of you, and as you enter it you will find
tied there a colt that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring
31 If anyone asks
you, “Why are you untying it?” just say this: “The
Lord needs it.” ’
32 So those who
were sent departed and found it as he had told them.
33 As they were
untying the colt, its owners asked them, ‘Why are you untying
34 They said,
‘The Lord needs it.’
35 Then they brought
it to Jesus; and after throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set
Jesus on it.
36 As he rode
along, people kept spreading their cloaks on the road.
37 As he was now
approaching the path down from the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude
of the disciples began to praise God joyfully with a loud voice
for all the deeds of power that they had seen,
38 saying, ‘Blessed
is the king who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven,
and glory in the highest heaven!’
39 Some of the
Pharisees in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, order your disciples
40 He answered,
‘I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout
John 3:16-18 (NRSV)
16 ‘For God
so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who
believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but
in order that the world might be saved through him.
18 Those who believe
in him are not condemned; but those who do not believe are condemned
already, because they have not believed in the name of the only
Son of God.