Sunday, March 29, 2015

Jesus' Triumphant Entry-- (Mark 11:1-10) Questions for Reflection

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The events of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem are recorded in Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 1:1-10; Luke 19:29-38; and John 12:12-19. Here the crowds fulfill the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9 and in so doing recognize Jesus as their King in much the same way the ancient Israelites acknowledged the kingship of Jehu hundreds of years prior, “Then they hasted, and took every man his garment, and put it under him on the top of the stairs, and blew the trumpets, saying Jehu is king” (2 Kings 9:13, KJV). 

The crowd shouted in Hebrew “Hosanna!” meaning, “Save us!”Salvation is exactly what Jesus had come to accomplish although it would look much different from the temporal “saving” from the tyranny of their Roman oppressors most of the crowd envisioned. Even so, the response of the crowds at Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem is a picture of genuine faith. What additional insights about genuine faith do you glean from the following Scriptures?

Faith and Reliance (Trust)                          Faith and Obedience

Proverbs 3:5-6--                                            Romans 1:5--

Habakkuk 2:4--                                            Hebrews 4:2--

 Job 13:15-16--                                             Romans 16:26--

Acts 16:30-32--                                            2 Corinthians 9:13--

Faith and Yielding                                      

John 20:29--                                                 

Hebrews 11:1--

1 Timothy 3:13--

Faith’s Object

John 14:1--

Acts 4:12--

Memorize This

Psalm 118:25-26-- Lord, save us! Lord, grant us success! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD. From the house of the LORD we bless you. NIV