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Read Matthew 21
1. Where are Jesus and the disciples in Matthew 21:1?

2. Where is Jerusalem in Israel?

3. Where was Bethphage located in relationship to the Mount of Olives? Bethany?

4. What instructions does Jesus give to two disciples in Matthew 21:2-3?

5. Why did Jesus do this according to Matthew 21:4-5?

6. Which prophet is being quoted in Matthew 21:5?

Going deeper: What is the significance of a King riding into a city on a donkey versus riding in on a horse?

7. What did the disciples do according to Matthew 21:6-7?

8. What happened next according to Matthew 21:8-9?

9. What were the people in the crowd shouting? What is the significance of these phrases?

Going deeper: What were the hallel psalms? When were they sung? How do they related to this story of Jesus entering Jerusalem?

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I like the imagery of this hymn by Jeannette Threlfall. It conjures up the Palm Sunday Road in Jerusalem that meanders down the Mount of Olives to the Garden of Gethsemane. It’s a great place to imagine the events this hymn celebrates, namely the crowd shouting “Hosanna in the Highest!” to Jesus as made his triumphal entry into Jerusalem on the foal of a donkey.

Hosanna, loud hosanna
the little children sang;
through pillared court and temple
the lovely anthem rang.
To Jesus, who had blessed them,
close folded to his breast,
the children sang their praises,
the simplest and the best.

From Olivet they followed
mid an exultant crowd,
the victory palm branch waving,
and chanting clear and loud.
The Lord of earth and heaven
rode on in lowly state,
nor scorned that little children
should on his bidding wait.

“Hosanna in the highest!”
That ancient song we sing,
for Christ is our Redeemer,
the Lord of heaven, our King.
O may we ever praise him
with heart and life and voice,
and in his blissful presence
eternally rejoice.

Jeannette Threlfall (1821-1880)

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Palm Sunday Road, Jerusalem

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Pilgrims walking down the Palm Sunday Road

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Pilgrims walking down the Palm Sunday Road

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