Title: “The Passion: Jesus’ Triumphant Entry and Cleaning of the Temple”
Introduction: The Passion refers to the final events in the life of Jesus Christ, including his triumphant entry into Jerusalem and the cleansing of the temple.
- Triumphant Entry:
- Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a donkey, fulfilling a prophecy from the Old Testament.
- The people of Jerusalem welcomed Jesus with joy, waving palm branches and shouting “Hosanna!” which means “Save us now!”
- This event is known as Jesus’ triumphal entry, as he was recognized as the promised Messiah, the King who came to save God’s people.
- Cleansing of the Temple:
- Jesus went to the temple in Jerusalem and found people buying and selling, and even using it as a place for dishonest practices.
- Jesus was upset and overturned the tables of the money changers and those selling animals for sacrifices, saying, “My house shall be called a house of prayer, but you make it a den of robbers.”
- Jesus was demonstrating his righteous anger and zeal for the holiness of God’s house, as well as rebuking the corruption that had taken place.
- Lessons from the Story:
- Jesus’ triumphant entry shows that he is the promised Messiah and King, fulfilling Old Testament prophecies.
- It teaches us to welcome Jesus into our lives with joy and praise, just like the people of Jerusalem welcomed him.
- Jesus’ cleansing of the temple teaches us about his concern for holiness and righteousness, and his opposition to corruption and dishonest practices.
- It reminds us to treat God’s house and his presence with reverence and respect, as a place of prayer and worship.
Conclusion: The story of “The Passion: Triumphant Entry and Cleaning of the Temple” shows us important lessons about Jesus as the promised Messiah, King, and our example of righteousness. It teaches us to welcome Jesus into our lives with joy, and to have reverence for God’s house and his presence
- Jesus entered Jerusalem riding on a ________. a) Horse b) Donkey c) Camel d) Elephant
- The people of Jerusalem welcomed Jesus with ________ and shouting “Hosanna!” a) Palm branches b) Rocks c) Sand d) Water
- Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem fulfilled a prophecy from the ________ Testament. a) New b) Old c) Middle d) Latest
- Jesus overturned the tables of the ________ in the temple. a) Priests b) Money changers c) Roman soldiers d) Fishermen
- Jesus called the temple a “house of ________.” a) Worship b) Prayer c) Business d) Sleep
- Jesus was upset because people were buying and selling and using the temple for ________ practices. a) Honest b) Righteous c) Dishonest d) Joyful
- The people of Jerusalem shouted “Hosanna!” which means “________.” a) Praise the Lord b) Hail the King c) Save us now d) Long live the Messiah
- The story of the Passion teaches us to welcome Jesus into our lives with ________ and praise. a) Joy b) Anger c) Sadness d) Fear
- Jesus’ cleansing of the temple shows his concern for ________ and righteousness. a) Corruption b) Dishonesty c) Holiness d) Laziness
- The story of the Passion reminds us to treat God’s house and his presence with ________ and respect. a) Disrespect b) Reverence c) Indifference d) Contempt
Note: The correct answers are b, a, b, b, b, c, a, a, c, b.