Jesus Rides a
Donkey into Jerusalem
Bible Study Lesson: Mark
Sunday - The day the people saw Jesus riding into
Jerusalem on a donkey and cried
"Hosanna". This is the triumphal
entry and the beginning of a prosession to
Many of these are the same
people who would later shout;
Jerusalem on a Donkey
As they approached
Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the
Mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples,
and said to them, Go into the village
opposite you, and immediately as you enter it,
you will find a colt tied there, on which no one
yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it
If anyone says to you,
Why are you doing this? you say,
The Lord has need of it; and
immediately he will send it back here.
They went away and found a
colt tied at the door, outside in the street;
and they untied it.
Some of the bystanders
were saying to them, What are you doing,
untying the colt?
They spoke to them just as
Jesus had told them, and they gave them
They brought the colt to
Jesus and put their coats on it; and He sat on
And many spread their
coats in the road, and others spread leafy
branches which they had cut from the fields.
Those who went in front
and those who followed were shouting:
Blessed is He who comes
in the name of the Lord;
Blessed is the coming
kingdom of our father David;
Hosanna in the
Jesus entered Jerusalem
and came into the temple; and after looking
around at everything, He left for Bethany with
the twelve, since it was already late. -
rides into Jerusalem on a new colt
The word "Hosanna" means
Many people were in Jerusalem
for the beginning of the great Passover so there
were huge crowds when Jesus started into town.
They came to see Jesus
because they had heard of him, and his miracles,
and were expecting him to ride in as a king on a
mighty steed to take his throne.
Instead, he rode in on a
donkey's colt. Still, the
crowd shouted, "Hosanna!".
Ironically, this is the same
crowd who would shout, "Crucify Him!" in less than
a week's time.
Sound familiar? When we need
God for our wants and needs we shout "Save us!"
from harm or sickness.
Other times we pay no
attention at all to God so in one sense, we're not
all that different from the crowd.
Let's talk to God on a daily
basis even if there are no "pressing" needs at the
We can always just pray to
thank Him for saving us and to have conversation
with Him! d:-)
Love in Christ
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American Standard Bible
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Verses about Jesus riding into Jerusalem on
a donkey are from New American Standard Bible &
New King James Version - Lessons from Life
Application Study Bible: NIV - Passage above
credited to Lockman