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Truth Quest Study: The Triumphal Entry

Dear Parents,

We want to keep you informed of what we’re learning in Truth Quest and we’re starting a series of blog posts that will keep you updated on what we’re learning together, I trust this will be a helpful resource for you!

TruthQuest_TriumphantEntryStarting this week, we’re taking a break from the chronological study of the Bible to tell the stories of Easter over the next few weeks. We’ve also begun using our new curriculum: The Gospel Project® and we’re excited for the changes happening in Truth Quest! Soon we’ll begin the chronological journey again as we dive into the New Testament.

This week’s Bible story describes Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem during Passover week, riding on a donkey like the prophet Zechariah foretold. (Zech. 9:9) Waving palm branches and shouting “Hosanna,” the people welcomed Jesus as King. They believed He would overthrow Roman oppression. Jesus sent a different message when He arrived in Jerusalem.

Jesus entered the temple complex. He turned over the tables of the money changers and those selling doves. Jesus said the temple was supposed to be a house of prayer for all nations (Isaiah 56:6-7), declaring His kingship would be over all people. Jesus healed the blind and the lame. Jesus wasn’t just an earthly king, He was God! (Isa. 35:4-6)

Help your kids connect the dots between God’s promises of a Messiah and Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem. How did the people act when they saw Jesus? The people welcomed Jesus to Jerusalem as their King. Celebrate why Jesus came: to save people from their sin!

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