Great Chapters In The Life of Jesus: Palm Sunday

All four gospels record the “Triumphant Entry” of Jesus into Jerusalem. Read each of them to get the whole picture of what happened: Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-10, Luke 19:29-44, and John 12:12-19.

Jesus is arriving in Jerusalem for the final time. Riding into the city on a donkey was the fulfillment of prophecy (Zechariah 9:9). What is the significance of this having been prophesied? What else does Zechariah say about the King on a donkey?

As He enters the city great multitudes express their praise toward Him. What are some of the reasons they are doing this? (Luke 19:37, John 12:17-18).

Who objected to the praise? (Luke 19:39) How does Jesus’ response to the Pharisees help answer the previous question?

This is one of very few events in the life of Jesus when He did something that was somewhat “kingly”. We call it the “Triumphant” Entry. Still, it was done in a very humble manner. Can you think of any other events that are similar to this? (Kingly, yet in a humble style)

Consider how we should seek the same “style” that Jesus sought: Humility as opposed to worldly glory.

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4 thoughts on “Great Chapters In The Life of Jesus: Palm Sunday

  1. Not sure if this will help, leaving a comment here or not; but, I will just try

    Who objected to the praise? Luke 19:39 39 And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.”
    How does Jesus’ response to the Pharisees help answer the previous question? 39 And some of the Pharisees called to Him from the crowd, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples.”
    40 But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.”
    Jesus saying that (it was quite possible and he and God could) turn (the) stones where they would cry is powerful. Yet, how does this properly respond to the deeper meaning of the question?

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    1. I can’t even find out where to look for this type of answer. I don’t expect to be spoon fed, I just want to be able to look things up on my own, and am not skilled and knowledgeable to do this.

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    2. Thank you for your response Amy. The previous question was Why were they praising Jesus, and the text talks about the wonderful works He had done and especially the raising of Lazarus. Jesus response is simply that it is appropriate to praise Him. If the people kept silent the stones would cry out. Because of who He is it is appropriate to praise Him! Jesus rightly deserves the recognition!

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