Scripture: Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; John 12:12-19

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READ and STUDY the WORD

Jesus Rides Into Jerusalem On A Donkey

Matthew 21:1-11 (KJV) And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto Me.  And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.  All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.  And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set Him thereon.  And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.  And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.  10 And when He was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?  11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

Mark 11:1-11 (KJV) And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, Jesus sendeth forth two of His disciples, And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him.  And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither.  And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him.  And certain of them that stood there said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt?  And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go.  And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and He sat upon him.  And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed them in the way.  And they that went before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna; Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord: 10 Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.  11 And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when He had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, He went out unto Bethany with the twelve.

Luke 19:28-44 (KJV) 28 And when Jesus had thus spoken, He went before, ascending up to Jerusalem.  29 And it came to pass, when He was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples, 30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.  31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.  32 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as He had said unto them.  33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?  34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him.  35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.  36 And as He went, they spread their clothes in the way.  37 And when He was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; 38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.  39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto Him, Master, rebuke Thy disciples.  40 And He answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.  41 And when He was come near, He beheld the city, and wept over it, 42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.  43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, 44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

John 12:12-19 (KJV) 12 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet Him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.  14 And Jesus, when He had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written, 15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass’s colt.  16 These things understood not His disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of Him, and that they had done these things unto Him.  17 The people therefore that was with Him when He called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.  18 For this cause the people also met Him, for that they heard that He had done this miracle.  19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after Him.

Questions:

1. What was being fulfilled when Jesus entered Jerusalem (Matthew 21:4-5; John 12:14-16)?

2. What did the great multitude spread in the way (Matthew 21:8; Mark 11:8; Luke 19:36; John 12:13a)?

3. What did the multitude cry (Matthew 21:9; Mark 11:9-10; Luke 19:37-38; John 12:13b)?

4. Who did the multitude say Jesus was (Matthew 21:11)?

5. What did Jesus do as He came near the city and why did He do so (Luke 19:41-44)?

Answers:

1. Jesus, the King, riding into Jerusalem on an ass. (see Zechariah 9:9)

2. The multitude spread their garments, branches and straw in the way.

3. In Mark 11:9-10 the multitude cried Hosanna; Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord: Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest. (see also Matthew 21:9; Luke 19:37-38; John 12:13b)

4. The multitude said, This is Jesus the Prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

5. Jesus wept over Jerusalem because they had rejected Him.

HEAR the WORD

Luke 19:37-40 37 And when Jesus was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; 38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.  39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto Jesus, Master, rebuke Thy disciples.  40 And He answered and said unto them, “I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

MEDITATE on the WORD

Ponder the above verses. Why do you believe the Pharisees wanted Jesus to rebuke His disciples?  My thoughts: Because they didn’t believe Jesus had come from God. And here was a whole multitude rejoicing and praising God for all the works Jesus had done. Jesus wasn’t a threat to the Pharisees.  He wasn’t setting up a political kingdom, He was establishing God’s eternal kingdom. 

MEMORIZE the WORD

Matthew 21:9 (NIV) The crowd that went ahead of Jesus and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!”  “Hosanna in the highest!”

LOVE and LIVE the WORD

Many that came proclaiming Jesus as king would in few days turn their back on Him.  Do you love Jesus enough to stand with Him?  Are you living your life in line with His Word?  

TEACH and SHARE the WORD

If your answer is yes to both of the questions above, share your faith with those around you by words and deeds.

PRAY the WORD

Lord, I pray we will keep our eyes on You and Your Word.  I pray we will speak up for You and about You to those around us.  Thank You for standing up for us.  In Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.

ENCOURAGEMENT

“May you and I be faithful to our Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus.” <>< Dona