Just as Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a simple young donkey rather than on a prancing stallion, we will be people of humility and simplicity rather than exalting ourselves out of arrogance or pride.

Just as our Lord took on the role of a servant at the Last Supper and washed the feet of his disciples, we will be servants and minister to the needs of others rather than looking only to our own desires and interests.

 Just as Jesus prayed in the garden and wrestled with God concerning the plan that was laid before him but surrendered to the will of his Father, we too declare, “Not my will but your will be done!”

 Just as Jesus gave himself over to beatings, scourgings, cruelty and finally to death on the cross, we will surrender ourselves to whatever hardship we may face and count it a privilege to suffer for the cause of Christ.

 Just as Jesus rose from the dead to conquer sin and death, we too will rise up in the power of the Holy Spirit to defeat the enemy and be victorious in every situation or circumstance we face.

**Optional Ending for Easter Sunday**
We now join with fellow believers all around the world and declare this Easter morning,
“He is risen!  He is risen indeed!”

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