Binondo Full Gospel Family Center Children’s Ministry LESSON PLAN

Date: Teachers: March 28, 2010

Zarah Lim (Juniors)

Josie Chua / Mia Tan/ Marilou Acosta (Children’s) – use Bill Wilson curriculum

Theme: Lesson Title: Objective:

PALM SUNDAY

THE TRIUMPHAL ENTRY
At the end of the lesson, students must • Understand the significance of the story of The Triumphal Entry. • Know that Jesus, the King of kings, wants to be the Lord of our lives.

BIBLE LESSON:

Matthew 21:1-11; Luke 19:28-44 (The Triumphal Entry) Read the passage. Take note of the following: 1. The mood of the crowd vs. The mood of Jesus: The crowd were excited to finally have a King come and save them from oppression. Jesus, instead of raising his hands as politicians do (*note: it’s election season here in the Philippines!), Jesus weeps for Jerusalem (Lk.19:41 2. The significance of the donkey: Why did Jesus choose to ride on a donkey? (To show that He is King) Why a donkey that was never ridden before? (To show that He is King)

The donkey was domesticated in Mesopotamia by the Third Millennium BC and was used as a beast of burden from the patriarchal period. It was renowned for its strength and was the animal normally ridden by nonmilitary personnel (Numbers 22:21; Judges 10:4; 1 Samuel 25:20).[7] The scripture indicates that riding a donkey is not at all beneath the dignity of Israel's noblemen and kings (2 Samuel 18:9; 19:26). Indeed, David indicates his choice of Solomon to be king by decreeing that the young man should ride on the king's own mule (1 Kings 1:32-40). Jesus' instructions are clear that the donkey must be one that has never been ridden (see Numbers 19:2; Deuteronomy 21:3; 1 Samuel 6:7; 2 Samuel 6:3). It is set apart, consecrated for a specific use -- for the

Binondo Full Gospel Family Center Children’s Ministry LESSON PLAN Master's use. There is a rabbinical tradition that no one should use the animal on which a king rides.[8] It is fascinating to me that in Zechariah's prophecy the gentle king that comes into Jerusalem riding a young donkey is the same one who will defeat chariots and war-horses and bring peace to the nations. One of the final scenes of Revelation is a picture of the conquering Christ riding a white war-horse (Revelation 19:11-16), but today he rides a donkey in hope of peace. When Jesus indicates to his disciples that he should ride on a donkey that no one had ever ridden before, he is initiating a public, kingly act. He is revealing openly that he is the Messiah.

3. The significance of the cloaks: Why did the people spread their cloaks on the ground? (As a way of honoring the person passing by) 4. The significance of the palm: Why did the people wave palm leaves at Jesus? (Wisdom of the king)

Palms have a special meaning in the Word. They stand for the Lord’s wisdom, the kind of wisdom a king needs.
5. The significance of this triumphal entry: (To show the world that He is the King / Messiah spoken of in the prophecies: Zec. 9:9; Isaiah 62:11; 2 Kings 9:13; Ps.118:26)

http://www.jesuswalk.com/lessons/19_28-40.htm http://www.newchurchvineyard.org/easter/the-king-ofkings/readings/Preschool-Talk_Welcoming-the-King.pdf
Memory Verse Exercise: Matthew 21:9 Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!

Binondo Full Gospel Family Center Children’s Ministry LESSON PLAN
Songs: Hosanna

Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest! Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest! Lord, we lift up your name With hearts full of praise. Be exalted, O Lord, my God! Hosanna in the highest! Glory, glory, glory to the King of kings! Glory, glory, glory to the King of kings! Lord, we lift up your name With hearts full of praise. Be exalted, O Lord, my God! Glory to the King of kings! Lord, we lift up your name With hearts full of praise. Be exalted, O Lord, my God! Hosanna in the highest!
Grouping Strategies: OPENING: • • • Form two groups (count off 1 to 2). Team 1 = Donkey Team; Team 2 = Palm Team Each team will be given tokens (donkey for the Dteam and palm for the Pteam) to be used for the duration of the session. • The goal is to get the tokens of the other teams while retaining your own group’s tokens. • The team with the most number of tokens (both Donkey and Palm) wins. • • NOTE 1: This is like a merit/demerit setup. NOTE 2: The teacher also has a set of tokens to be handed out as merit points for cooperativeness, etc.

Binondo Full Gospel Family Center Children’s Ministry LESSON PLAN
HOW TO EARN POINTS / TOKENS: • • • Win / Answer correctly in the games / recitations. Be attentive to the teacher during Story Time. Exemplify Model Student behavior.

HOW TO LOSE POINTS / TOKENS: • • • Lose / Answer incorrectly in the games / recitations. Be inattentive to the teacher during Story Time. Exemplify Model Jologs behavior.

*The team, therefore, works together to earn as much points as possible. Lesson Intro: GUESS THE MYSTERY PHRASE Flash powerpoint slide of letters spelling THE TRIUMPHAL ENTRY in random order. The 2 groups must race to see who can figure out the mystery phrase first. Lesson Pop Quiz: *Use the mini whiteboard Memory Verse Challenge: *Refer to attached page

GROUP CREATIVE RECITATION Each group must recite the verse in the most creative manner they can think of.

Suggestions: a. RAP b. DANCE INTERPRETATION (while reciting the verse!) c. SONG INTERPRETATION d. SKIT Mechanics: • Lyrics and dialogues must consist of ONLY what the verse says. • ALL members of the group must participate.

Binondo Full Gospel Family Center Children’s Ministry LESSON PLAN

POP QUIZ QUESTIO S: 1. What do we call the Sunday before Easter Sunday? PALM SUNDAY 2. What did Jesus tell the disciples to say if anyone asks them about taking the donkey? THE LORD NEEDS IT 3. What did the people wave when Jesus came riding on a donkey? PALM LEAVES 4. These two elements signify that Jesus is King. What are they? 5. RIDING ON A DONKEY EVER RIDDE BEFORE PEOPLE SPREADING THEIR CLOAKS O THE GROU D AS JESUS PASSES BY

Binondo Full Gospel Family Center Children’s Ministry LESSON PLAN
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