The Jesus We Need

March 27th, 2013

Jesus isn't who they wanted, but Jesus is who they needed. When Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem, riding on a donkey, the Jewish people praised Him singing "Hosanna." "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord." "Hosanna in the highest." Yet days later, the crowds turned on Jesus. Why? Because Jesus didn't live up to their expectations. He isn't who they wanted. But he was just who they needed. Check out this free Bible Study centered on Holy Week from Matthew 21:1-17.

Small Group Questions

  • If you were an Israelite, what kind of a Savior would you expect? Which movie character would best describe who you were looking for in a Messiah? 
  • Imagine you're in the crowd that has gathered for Jesus' entry into your city. Everyone is excited and chanting praises. You see Him riding in on a donkey. What would you think?
  • Consider this statement: "Jesus isn't who they wanted, but Jesus is who they needed." Jesus didn't come demanding Jewish freedom, rather He came demanding holiness from God's people. What do you think that means? 
  • The religious and business leaders who felt guilty, ran from Jesus, while the lame and blind sought Jesus out. Consider the irony of that statement...
  • Have you ever discarded God because He wasn't acting or doing what you thought He should? Do you find yourself slipping away from God, or seeking Him out?
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