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Lesson 49

John 12:12-19
12  On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
13  Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the
14  And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is written,
15  Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.
16 These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of
      him, and
that they had done these things unto him.
17 The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.
18 For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle.
19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.

Related Scriptures
Zechariah 9:9
Matthew 21:1-11
Mark 14:61-62
Luke 19:29-40
John 18:33-38
Revelation 11:15-17

1. Matthew 21:1-11 and Luke 19:29-40 record the same incident as John 12:12-19. Today we call this incident “The Triumphal Entry.” Compare these three
    Scriptures. What additional details do we learn from Matthew and Luke?
2. The people treated Jesus as they would a king riding into town. Why was it appropriate for them to do this?
3. a. Did Jesus claim to be a king when he stood in front of Pilate in John 18:33-38? b. What did Jesus say was the nature of His kingdom? c. If Jesus’ kingdom
    isn’t of this world, from where is it?
4. Looking at John 18:36, you will find the word “now”. What does the word “now,” as used here, suggest about the future of Jesus’ kingdom?
5. Which of the related Scriptures indicate that Jesus will return to reign as King over this world someday?
6. Why don’t Jesus’ servants fight to establish His kingdom today? (See John 18:36 if needed.)
7. We don’t try to establish a political kingdom for Jesus. We can’t wave palm branches over Him or throw our jackets in front of Him. How do we honor Jesus as
    king today?
8. What recent miracle of Jesus helped convince this crowd that Jesus was worthy of great honor?
9. Why couldn’t the Pharisees overcome Jesus?

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