In remembrance of Palm Sunday, we are sharing three things with you today. The triumphal entry from John 12:12-19, a favorite old painting, and The Jesus Film. We’ll be sharing a little each day about what happened during the week over 2,000 years ago, and hope the articles bless you.
The Triumphal Entry
12 The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” 14 And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,
15 “Fear not, daughter of Zion;
behold, your king is coming,
sitting on a donkey’s colt!”
16 His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. 17 The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. 18 The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign. 19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.”
Source: Bible Gateway, ESV, John 12:12-19
I found this image a few years ago and loved it so much. At the time I was unable to find the artists name; it looks old. If you know who painted it, please leave the name in the comments so I may attribute his or her work.
The Jesus Film
Lives have been changed all around the world as this movie was shown. It’s been translated into hundreds of languages and shown to unreached people, sharing the story of Jesus. While the movie is old, it is worth spending the two hours to watch it and see how God has used it globally. You may watch the original film here for free.
Watch and be blessed.
“The JESUS Film” has been officially recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as the “Most Translated Film” in history, and is now is available in 1,197 languages. CRU
May your Easter week be blessed as you remember Jesus and all He did for you.
Painting by Mark Jennings – Source: Fine Art America