Yak Pak Week of March 28th – April 3rd

Posted: March 26, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Triumphal Entry

Our hope is for our kids to know that: The people celebrate their king while others plot His death

Key Verse: “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord…” Psalms 118:26a

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child John 12:10-50) When Jesus entered Jerusalem the people cheered him on and celebrated. Jesus was the one who fulfilled the prophecy of a coming King, so they all cheered, but some questioned if Jesus was a king. For one, he rode in on a donkey, which isn’t an animal that conveys military might. However, Jesus was going to be raised up as the king of man, the one who would justify us and bring us back to God. Jesus was not here to conquer our enemies, He was here to save us from the enemy. Our sins are forgiven because of the death, burial, and resurrection of our Lord and savior.

The Jesus Connection:
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!”

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