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There are all kinds of people, influences, and powers that want us to treat them as our king. Jobs, family, hobbies, bill collectors, and so on want our attention. At times it’s like they all want to be our kings. They want us to give them more and more of our energy
Of all the ones who seek to gain our attention, Jesus alone is worthy of praise as our King. God has crowned Him with glory and honor (Heb. 2:9). We glorify Jesus for all He has done for us. He has shown us the Father (John 14:9). By His death He forgives our sins (Acts 10:43). He gives us abundant life (John 10:10) and our hope of eternal life in
glory. Declare Jesus is your King in word and deed.
The Gospel passages for this Bible lesson teach us how the people in Jerusalem praised Jesus as their King. You can learn from their enthusiasm to help you teach your children to make their own ways to praise Jesus their King. Ask Jesus to show you meaningful and engaging ways for your class to praise Him.
Take time now to exalt the Lord of lords, and King of kings in your own way.
— Different kings rule over different things. Some rule over lands and people. Others rule over the hearts and minds of people. Jesus wants to rule over the hearts of your children to help them do what is right.
— Jesus is King even if we don’t listen to or obey Him. When we choose to praise Him as our King we learn that He is the greatest King we will ever have because of His great love and power to save us from our sins.
1 What do kings do?
Children might say kings tell people what to do; they wear robes and crowns, and sit on thrones; they make rules; they lead countries; they’re rich; they live in palaces, etc.
2 How do people treat kings?
They might say people bow to kings, follow their directions, serve them food, and so on.
3 Who is your king?
They might name government leaders, Jesus, or people. They might not have an answer. This question will help children consider the possibility that they do have a king. You
don’t need to tell them now that Jesus is our King. The fun of this lesson will be discovering that fact.
1 Where was Jesus going?
A: Jesus was going to Jerusalem.
2 How did Jesus go into Jerusalem?
A: He rode a donkey.
3 How did the people treat Jesus?
A: They treated Him like their King. They praised Him by laying down their coats, waving palm branches.
4 What did the people shout to Jesus?
A: “Hosanna” and “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” and “Blessed is the King of Israel.”
5 Why did the people praise Jesus?
A: The people praised Him because of all the things He had done and because they saw Him as the King.
6. Who can we praise?
A: We can praise Jesus our King.
1. How will you praise Jesus our King during the week?
Encourage your child to tell you an idea. S/he might suggest ideas from the pictures they put on their paper palm branch (see downloadable activities #3).
Let the children suggest some times. They could say right now, during family devotional
times, at school, at home, and any time! Tell the children they will honor Jesus by praising Him as our King.
“Dear Jesus, I praise You for being my King. In Your name I pray. Amen.“