Palm Sunday takes place one week before Easter Sunday; this day refers to when Jesus makes entry into the “holy city” Jerusalem. One thing to note about palm branches is their symbolism; victory, success and festive occasions (Leviticus 23:40-42 & 1 Kings 6:29). Secondly, note about the donkey and its symbolism; an animal of Peace and grace (Zechariah 9:9-13 & 1 Kings 1:33).
For many Christians, Palm Sunday is observed and celebrated as the The Triumphal Entry of Jesus marked the beginning of “Passion Week”; the final seven days of Jesus’ ministry.
Define it Questions: (Luke 19:28-48)
- How do you make your grand entry when you come home?
- How do you picture the scene in verses 35-38?
- Reading Zechariah 9:9-13 and Luke 19:41-44 how does this help explain Jesus’ words and emotions?
- What does Jesus’ reply to the Pharisees in verses 39-40 imply?
- How did Jesus enter your life?
- What kind of reception would Jesus get if he rode into your town today?
- People or group of people do you weep for?
- How has Jesus turned over tables in your life?
Define it: Spend time this week reading, thinking and answering questions about Palm Sunday (Luke 19:28-48). Keep in prayer Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday as many will attend church and hear the message but still will not allow Jesus to turn over tables in their life. Pray for those that you know personally and weep for because they need to read and hear the message and meaning of Palm Sunday.