3.28.2012

Mark 11:1-10 (3)

Reading: Mark 11:1-10

Let me show you this video first.
Let me know what you think.
Video: http://youtu.be/IMbF_6c1EZE


What is happening in this video?
Who is entering where?
Right, Jesus is entering Jerusalem.

What is this?
It is the leaves of palm tree.
In Jerusalem, it was easy to get this leaves.
They had a lot of them.
So, we are going to give you one.
Does everybody have one?
Good.

You saw in this video that they were waving this Palm leaves.
Why do you think they wave?
What do they want to do?
Right, they want to cheer/welcome for Jesus.

But why?
Because they think Jesus is the new King.
And when they welcome a new king, they wave these leaves.
And they say "Hosanna!”
It means "Save us."
It also can mean: Hooray, Yeah, Yeeha.

Let’s try, shall we?
We are going to wave and say “Hooray for Jesus, Hosanna, Save us, Yeah, Yeeha”?
You are going to make some noise for Jesus.
Ok, shall we try? Alright.
I will count 1, 2, 3. On three, we will go. 1, 2, 3!
Hosanna! Save us! Yeeha.
Good.

They were doing things like us to say to Jesus:
"Finally, you have come in the name of our God!
We have been waiting for you, our Messiah! The King!
Bless you. We bless you, our king! Save us!”

Even though it was only for a short time, they recognize him as the king. They believe that Jesus was a king.

Do you think Jesus was a king?
Yes, he was the king of peace.
That is why he was riding a donkey.
Jesus was the king who used his power to serve everyone.
He was the king who wanted to save all.
I hope when you have some kind of power or authority, you will also use your power to serve others like Jesus. OK? Remember that. Good.

Let’s pray:
Jesus, thank you for being our king.
Help us follow your way always.
In your name, we pray. Amen.

Let’s go out following our teachers, waving leaves.

Note:
http://youtu.be/IOEQSE7FbJE