Leading Question: What strikes you most about Jesus' last week in Jerusalem? Is it the unrelenting hostility of the Jewish religious establishment; the disciples' failure to really see the picture of who Jesus really was; the fickleness of the common people?
Facing death: “As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem.” Could you be resolute as you approach your death? What advantage is there to knowing the time and the place where we will die?
Hosanna! People power! Many people were on their way to the city to keep the Passover, and these joined the multitude attending Jesus. The crowd shouted joyfully and noisily. The dignitaries of the temple are dumb with astonishment. Amidst all this celebration, why was Jesus was weeping? Was Jesus just an emotional person? The Bible records Jesus crying a least twice, both in public. Hebrews 5:7 suggests other occasions as well.