Jesus Enters Jerusalem As King!

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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 Him18 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

April 14th 2019

1. WHAT IS SIGNIFICANT ABOUT THE CROWD MEETING JESUS WITH PALM BRANCHES? WHAT DO YOU THINK PROMPTED THE CROWD TO DO THIS? See Leviticus 23:40 and Revelation 7:9. .

2. HOW WOULD A PERSON RIDING ON A DONKEY AND CLAIMING TO BE A KING BE RECEIVED TODAY? WHY DID JESUS CHOOSE THIS MEANS OF ENTERING JERUSALEM? See Zechariah 9:9. WHY WILL JESUS RETURN DIFFERENTLY IN THE FUTURE? See Zechariah 14:4; Revelation 6:1-17

3. It’s likely that two crowds met Jesus on this day: one coming with Him from Bethany (excited over His miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead) and another crowd who met Him in Jerusalem waving palm branches (likely excited that Jesus was their great king (verses 12-13). Both these crowds' expectations were unmet (He did not raise all the dead people and He wasn't the kind of king the crowds expected), yet Jesus came, as King and Lord, and fulfilled prophecy (Zechariah 9:9; Mark 15:2). WHEN HAVE YOUR EXPECTATIONS OF JESUS' WAYS BEEN UNMET? WHAT IS THE UNDERLYING ISSUE?