Parents, today your child learned that Jesus is the Messiah, the Savior of the world. Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, fulfilling a prophecy from Zechariah. The people welcomed Him joyously, like a king. They knew that Jesus was special.
“On Palm Sunday, we celebrate Jesus retracing Solomon’s path across the Kidron Valley and entering Jerusalem on a donkey (Matthew 21:1–10). It’s certainly a picture of humility—entering on a donkey instead of a war horse (Zechariah 9:9). And it certainly evokes a contrast between God’s kingdom and the sort of entrance that Herod or Pilate would’ve received as they entered the city that week.” Matthew Westerholm writes “The Triumphal Entry Before Jesus.” Read it here: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/triumphal-entry-before-jesus/
Take it Further: Check out the “The Crowd Welcomed Jesus” section of the Bible Studies for Life: Kids Family App. This FREE app engages your child to dive deeper into the weekly lesson by utilizing fun games and activities.
Who do you think our verse is talking about today? We come upon this verse as part of our Daily Bible Reading on the One Conversation page. As we lead up to Easter Sunday, it’s important to know how this fulfills prophecy.
In modern society, most people tend to avoid the topic of death. We don’t talk about it in polite company. We avoid cemeteries that remind us of our own mortality. Out of sight, out of mind. Death is an impending reality for all of us, and most people avoid the subject because of the uncertainty of what lies beyond.
The Unit Verse for April reminds us of the mission of Jesus Christ. Salvation is here. Memorize this verse as a family, start by discussing how God provided a plan of salvation because He loves us.