This coming Sunday, Palm Sunday, is the beginning of Holy Week—the week preceding Easter. Although He was welcomed into Jerusalem with praise and adulation, Jesus knew that the week ahead would bring trial and death. For this reason, Palm Sunday is also Passion Sunday. You will notice, as the service progresses, that the acts of worship will become more somber. While we often praise him as Messiah, we must never forget that, for our sins, Christ endured the cross.