Here are links to Palm Sunday passages.
Triumphal entry in Matthew's Gospel:
εσεισθη ("shake" in 21:10; aorist form of σειω) This word comes
into English as "seismic." The events of Holy Week shake the city and
their aftershocks still continue to reverberate around the world two
Philippians 2 reading:
μορφη ("shape" or "form"; 7, 8) If you look up this word, you will find
it appears twice in Philippians, once in verse 7 and once in verse 8.
Jesus had the form/shape of God; took the form/shape of a human. Sounds
good. However, later on in Philippians, Paul comes back to this word,
but using it with the prefix συν (the -n becomes a -m...see note
below) . First, in verse 3:10 where he says that he is being
συμμορφιζομαι-ed into Christ's death and later when he is being
συμμορφος with Christ's resurrected body (3:28). Paul moves from
talking about the form of Christ to the co-formation of the believer,
both into suffering, death and then resurrection. I think the word
μορφη can be used to guide one's reflections on the whole letter:
Triumphal entry (really aftermath) in John's Gospel
And from vs 19:
ωσαννα: From the NET Bible:
hosanna, (literally in Hebrew, "O Lord, save") in the quotation from Ps
118:25-26 was probably by this time a familiar liturgical expression of
praise, on the order of "Hail to the king," although both the underlying
Aramaic and Hebrew expressions meant "O Lord, save us." As in Mark 11:9
the introductory hosanna, is followed by the words of Ps 118:25,
"blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord." ... In words
familiar to every Jew, the author is indicating that at this point every
messianic expectation is now at the point of realization. It is clear
from the words of the psalm shouted by the crowd that Jesus is being
proclaimed as messianic king. See E. Lohse, TDNT 9:682-84."
If there is a particular text for Palm Sunday someone would like me to look at, I would glad review this. It is just strange because there are so many possibilities for churches this day.
Blessings on your ministry in the next two weeks.