Jesus Enters Jerusalem As King

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John 12:12-19

Jesus Enters Jerusalem

12 On the next day the large crowd who had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and began to shout, “Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel.” 14 Jesus, finding a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written,15 “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your King is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.” 16 These things His disciples did not understand at the first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of Him, and that they had done these things to Him. 17 So the [a]people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, continued to testify about Him. 18 For this reason also the [b]people went and met Him, because they heard that He had performed this [c]sign. 19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are not doing any good; look, the world has gone after Him.”

Discussion Questions

March 25th, 2018


What is the significance of palm branches mentioned in verse 13? Why were the people waving these branches?


2. What is so special about Jesus riding on a donkey as shown in verse 15? Look up Zechariah 9:9 to see how this was so important in Jesus’ ministry. How does this relate to you?


3. Verse 16 shows that the disciples did not catch the full meaning of these events until later … what did they realize later? When have you not understood fully who Jesus is until a later time?