The focus of this family time is to use five easy steps to teach your
family that Jesus is the Messiah spoken about by the prophet Zechariah
and one day, Jesus will return to earth on a white horse as King over
Learn the Memory Verse together and say it throughout the week to help your family remember and apply what they have learned.
Use this time to begin Family Worship Night and have fun!
Choose some smooth rocks from your yard or a nearby park. Use acrylic
paints to decorate the rocks with words of praise or the word hosanna. Place the rocks in your yard or around your neighborhood. Jesus told the Pharisees that if the people did not praise Him, then the rocks would cry out and praise Him. Talk as a family about how these rocks can remind us to worship Jesus as King.
When Jesus rode into Jerusalem, some of the people threw their cloaks on the ground in front of Him. This was a way to worship Him as King. Donate unused coats or clothes to individuals or organizations who have need. Consider starting a collection with people in your church to provide winter coats for others. Serving others is another way to worship Jesus as King.
STEP 2. WORSHIP!
- Sing and have fun while worshiping then pray. Take a moment here to thank God for your family and your time together!!
Use these questions and points to have a conversation with your children about the Bible story.
STEP 4. DISCUSSION!
Use these questions and points to have a conversation with your children about
the Bible story.
REVIEW THE BIBLE STORY
Jesus came into Jerusalem with cheers and celebration! The people had heard the great miracles of Jesus, and they believed in His power. The people displayed their worship of Jesus by waving palm branches and laying them out on the path as Jesus rode into the city on a donkey.
The people shouted "Hosanna!" Do you know what that word means? It means “Save now!” The people were shouting hosanna because they believed Jesus was coming to be their king and to rule over them with goodness and mercy. They were probably expecting Him to be an actual king—like one who leads armies and sits on a throne—but Jesus is more than that. He is the King of kings. He is the King who came to save all who believe in Him from sin.
John 3:16 says, “For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” This was the true reason why Jesus came—to bring salvation and eternal life for anyone who believes in Him. Jesus is the King who has come to save!
Jesus is the Messiah spoken about by the prophet Zechariah: “Look, your King is coming to you; He is righteous and victorious, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey” (Zechariah 9:9). One day, Jesus will return to earth on a white horse as King over everything.
STEP 5. Pray!
- Pray: Jesus, You are the King who has come to save! Help us to follow You and obey You as King. We wait with excitement for the day when You will return to rule over everything forever and ever!