This week's lesson: April 3 Jesus' Triumphal Entry
Key Verse: Luke 19:38 Big Idea: Jesus is our King and deserves our praise. Bible Basis: Matthew 21:1-11; Luke 19:28-46
Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey the week before He was crucified. That might seem like no big deal but it actually was – it fulfilled an Old Testament prophecy that basically declared Jesus was King. And the crowd went wild! They got it. They understood exactly what was going on! By the way, this was a totally different crowd than the one calling for his crucifixion less than a week later. No, no. This crowd had it right – or almost right. They thought Jesus was going to overthrow their Roman occupiers. But Jesus came to do so much more. He came to overthrow sin. He’s a better king than we ever imagined. He’s not just the king of Israel – He’s the King of the universe!
Who is on the throne if your life? Is it you? Friend, that isn’t your place to occupy. That’s where Jesus belongs. Let Him reign over your life. He is a good King. I promise you.