Barabbas or Jesus? Who would we choose?

(Here is the sermon I preached on Palm Sunday. You can watch the full worship service and hear the sermon at

Holy Week is my favorite time of the Church year. In this one week, we encounter the culmination and summary of what Jesus is all about — The impact of his message, the true cost of what it means to be Christlike in his tragic death, and his glorious resurrection which truly is Good News — the best news ever.

The temptation of this week is that we could just hear the triumphant entrance of Jesus into…



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Pastor Matthew Best

My name is Matthew Best. I’m an ELCA (Lutheran) pastor who attempts to translate church and churchy stuff into everyday language.