Verse: Philippians 2:19–2:30, John 12:12–12:15
On Palm Sunday, the people of Jerusalem welcomed Jesus with shouts of "Hosanna!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" It appeared to be a warm welcome, but was it really? The Apostle Paul gave direction to the church at Philippi to warmly welcome a fellow believer name Epaphroditus even though they seemed disappointed by him. He called them to the habit of hospitality, extending a welcome regardless of expectations or reputation. The challenge is for us to welcome Jesus into our hearts, welcome the fellow believer who may have disappointed us, and welcome those that God has called us to invite into the Kingdom.