The child will be able to to describe how people worshipped Jesus in the past and how we can worship him today.
Bible Story Reference: Matthew 21:1-11
Psalm 145:13 (NIV)
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and your dominion endures through all generations.The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does.
It was the feast of Passover in Jerusalem. The Israelites were celebrating how God had delivered them from slavery in Egypt. When people heard that Jesus was coming to town for the festival, a large crowd went to greet him.
Jesus sent his disciples out to find a donkey for him to ride. They obeyed and brought a donkey to Jesus. Then, Jesus climbed onto its back.
Many years before Jesus came to earth, it was written in the Old Testament, “Announce to the people of Jerusalem: ‘Your king is coming to you! He is humble and rides on a donkey.’”
As Jesus passed by, many people spread their clothes on the road in front of him. Others put down branches which they had cut from trees. A crowd walked in front of him, and others walked behind him. They shouted, “Hooray for the Son of David! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord! Hooray for God in heaven!”
Everything happened exactly as the Scriptures said it would. God’s Word, the Bible, is divided into two sections: the Old and New Testaments. The Old Testament is the history of God and his people before Jesus Christ came to earth. The New Testament shares what happened—and will happen—after Jesus came.
There are many prophecies in the Old Testament that Jesus fulfilled. A prophecy is a message that God told people concerning something that was going to happen in the future.
In this story, we see two prophecies about Jesus that were fulfilled: 1) God had promised King David that one of his descendants would be king forever. Jesus was from the family of David. He is the King of kings and will reign forever. And 2) Scriptures said that the king would be humble and ride on a donkey. Jesus did this when he entered Jerusalem.
Help me to worship you with all my actions, words, and choices. Amen.
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