Christ the King Community Church
Eight Days, Part 1: Palm Sunday
Archived – March 5, 2023
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Matthew 21:1-11

Eight Days, Part 1: Palm Sunday

March 5, 2023 / Brian Behrends, Creative Pastor / Matthew 21:1-11

Brian Behrends, Creative Pastor

“I’ve got so much work to do today,
I’d better spend two hours in prayer instead of one.”
– Martin Luther

Matthew 21:1–11
1 As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage on the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying to them, “Go to the village ahead of you, and at once you will find a donkey tied there, with her colt by her. Untie them and bring them to me. 3 If anyone says anything to you, say that the Lord needs them, and he will send them right away.”
          4 This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet:
                 5 “Say to Daughter Zion,
                              ‘See, your king comes to you,
                 gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt,
                               the foal of a donkey.’”
         
6 The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. 7 They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. 8 A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. 9 The crowds that went ahead of him 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 heaven!”

10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”
11 The crowds answered, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

My notes…

Matthew 21:8
A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.

My notes…

Matthew 21:9
The crowds that went ahead of him 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 heaven!”

My notes…

John 12:13
They took palm branches and went out to meet him.

My notes…

Matthew 21:10
When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”

My notes…

Small Group Questions

  1. What was the craziest week of your life? (The week where the most changed?)
  2. Read Proverbs 3:5–6. Can you remember a time in your life where you really had to trust in God? Was it easy or difficult for you? Why or why not?
  3. In what ways is God inviting you to trust him right now?
  4. What are you expecting God to do in your life this Easter Season? Is there anything that you’re doing to prepare your heart?
  5. What’s something God might be inviting you to lay down before him?
  6. How can we pray for you right now and throughout the week?

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