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Jesus rides into Jerusalem

Crowds wave palms as Jesus rides into Jerusalem.
Contributed by Sweet Publishing
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Hindi, Simplified Chinese
The feast of Passover was approaching. Jesus led the disciples on the long uphill route towards Jerusalem. – Slide 1
When they came to Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives, Jesus spoke to two of His disciples, ‘Go to the village ahead and just as you enter you will find a colt (the foal of a donkey) tied there. No-one has ever ridden it before.’ – Slide 2
If anyone asks you what you are doing tell them, “The Lord needs it and will return it.”’ The two disciples set off immediately. – Slide 3
They found the young donkey outside in the street tied to a doorway and started to untie it. As they did so the colt’s owners said, ‘What are you doing, untying that colt?’ – Slide 4
‘The Lord needs it and will send it back here shortly,’ they replied. The owners let them borrow the donkey. – Slide 5
The two disciples led the colt back to Jesus. They threw their coats on the young donkey then Jesus sat on it. – Slide 6
Many people spread their cloaks or palm branches on the ground for Jesus to ride over while others waved palm leaves. – Slide 7
People ran ahead of Jesus shouting, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David!’ (Hosanna means ‘Save’). Others shouted, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ – Slide 8
Many shouted, ‘Hosanna in the highest heaven!’ – Slide 9
Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, ‘Teacher, tell your disciples to stop shouting.’ – Slide 10
‘I tell you,’ replied Jesus, ‘if they keep quiet the stones will cry out.’ – Slide 11
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