Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11
Thoughts: This is such a familiar text and provides great detail for creating a movie in your mind of Jesus’ humble and yet triumphant entry into Jerusalem. The King of Kings has arrived on a donkey, fulfilling the prophecy. Those along the path recognize and accept him, and they offer branches and cloaks to ease his way. Jesus, who went through most of his life without fanfare, follows the description of the prophecy and makes clear to all that he has arrived. Those who know him, praise him and those who don’t are aware enough to ask “Who is this?”
Discussion: Knowing the ending of this story, what do you think you would say to Jesus as he entered Jerusalem? Are you prepared to shout praises for Jesus as his followers did on Palm Sunday, and then stick by those praises and not desert him in times of controversy or strife?
Activity: Read Zechariah 9:9 in which Zechariah foretells the coming of Christ the Savior and the glories of his final kingdom and then read Matthew 21 1-11. Open your heart and mind in preparation for passionate praises for our Lord and Savior this Palm Sunday.
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