Triumphal Entry (John 12:10-50)
Sunday with your kids
Lesson summary: The people celebrate their king while others plot His death.
In our bible story we learned:
1. The crowd celebrates Jesus as an earthly king.
2. Jesus points His disciples back to the cross.
3. Some did not believe because of the fear of man.
Where is the Gospel?
How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
Even as Jesus was riding into Jerusalem, the very people who were celebrating his arrival would put him to death in a few days, Jesus would soon die for the sins of men by suffering on the cross. It is true that Jesus came to earth to be king. But he came as a heavenly king for a spiritual kingdom. That is why he said that if the people did not praise him, the very stones would cry out. The cross did not come as a surprise to Jesus (John 12:27); it was the very reason he had come to earth. Jesus even predicted how he would die (John 12:32–33). Many of those who hailed Jesus as king in his triumphal entry would soon cry out with the religious rulers, “Crucify him!”.
Family Discipleship - "Minutes" in the Home
Continuing on in the New Testament, we are on week 30 which starts on page 210 in the Old Story New devotional.
Pray about it! Ask God to help you believe in Jesus and not be afraid to tell people about Him.