Palm Sunday Bible Study

Main Idea: Jesus is King

Read Mark 11:1-10 aloud

  • The Gospels carefully record the triumphal entry to show that Jesus enters Jerusalem as a King.
  • Jesus is fulfilling the promises of God to Israel and through Israel to humanity.
  • Jesus comes to fulfill the promised Time and he does this as the King bringing his Kingdom with him.

Read the associated Old Testament passages that allude to what Jesus would do:

1) “Colt” v2 and 7

Read 1 Kings 1:38-40

Riding on a colt was an ancient practice of kings.

Why would Jesus chose this action in Mark 11 if he was not presenting himself as King?

2) “Cloaks”; “Branches” v8

Read 2 Kings 9:11-13

Elisha sent his servant to anoint Jehu as King of Israel.

When his commanders find this out, they lay down their garments for him to walk on.

Laying down garments was an act of homage and submission before a king.

3) “Hosanna” v9

Read Psalm 118:25-26

Hosanna literally means “Save Us!”.

Are the people in Mark 11 cheering their King for salvation or just saying “Save us” the way we might say “thank God” when something good happens, but not necessarily meaning it as an exclamation of worship?

4) “Coming Kingdom of David” v10

Read 2 Samuel 7, Just read v16 and v29 if you don’t want to read the whole chapter.

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