The 12 Minute Family Devotion

The Triumphal Entry

Welcome to the Triumphal Entry family devotional. In this Kids Bible story, we’ll take a look at the beginning of the Easter story as Jesus enters Jerusalem for the Passover celebration. This moment had been prophesied centuries beforehand, the Messiah was coming to rescue His people from sin and death!

But Jesus was unlike any other king. Instead of riding in on a war horse with great displays of wealth and power, Jesus came in humility, riding into Jerusalem on a lowly donkey. Amazingly, the Savior of the world had come to serve and give His life for us all.

Family Bible Reading 
Luke 19:28-40(NIV) 

After Jesus had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29 As he approached Bethphage and Bethany at the hill called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, 30 “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, which no one has ever ridden. Untie it and bring it here. 31 If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ say, ‘The Lord needs it.’”

32 Those who were sent ahead went and found it just as he had told them. 33 As they were untying the colt, its owners asked them, “Why are you untying the colt?”

34 They replied, “The Lord needs it.”

35 They brought it to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it. 36 As he went along, people spread their cloaks on the road.

37 When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen:

38 “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”b]

“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!”

39 Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”

40 “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.”

41 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it 42 and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. 43 The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. 44 They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”

Discussion Questions
After you have watched the Bible video and completed your family Bible reading discuss the following questions. 
1. Why is Jesus our King?
2. How can you praise Jesus this week for being your King?
3. Who is one person you can show love to today? How can you show love?  
Closing Prayer
Dear Savior, thank you for being the King of my heart. Help me to praise you with my life by obeying your Word. Help me to be humble like you in all I do. Amen.
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