Bible Study Questions – John 12:12-19
Read Psalm 24:7-10. How does this depict Christ’s entry into Jerusalem?
What does the change in attitude of the people shouting their Hosanna’s say about humanity and how is it the same today?
What were the people of Israel looking for in a Messiah? How did this prevent many of them from placing faith in Jesus?
What do people in our culture look for in a Messiah? How does this prevent many of them from placing faith in Jesus?
In what ways do people’s expectations of Jesus overshadow the truth of Jesus and the gospel?
Where can we read other examples of how people turned from the faith? 1 Timothy 1:18-20; 2 Timothy 1:15
Why do people fall from faith? 2 Timothy 4:10 (Philemon 24)
How much are false teachers to blame? 1 Peter 2:1-3; 1 John 2:18-19; 3 John 9-10
Could it be said that the leaders of the church during that first Palm Sunday were false teachers?
What makes this part of Jesus’ ministry different than the rest? Mark 1:24-25, 41-44; 5:41-43; 7:33-36; 8:27-30
Why do you think Jesus allowed this display of public enthusiasm, when earlier He had discouraged it?
“Hosanna” means “give salvation now.” Why is it so fitting for this occasion in Jerusalem? Zechariah 9:9
What was it going to take to bring understanding of Jesus’ earthly mission? Verse 16; Luke 24:6-8,25-27,44-47
Why didn’t the Pharisee’s just stop Jesus right away? Matthew 21:45-46; Mark 11:18; Luke 19:47-48
Why is the death and resurrection of Jesus the key to understanding the person of Jesus?
Can you determine the date of this event in the Jewish calendar? If Saturday was the day before then this day is of course, Sunday but it is also then 5 days before the Passover sacrifice which must always take place on the 14th of Nisan [Abib/Aviv in Hebrew]. If Thursday is the 14th what date is this Sunday and why is that date significant for the crowds of people who have gathered? Exodus 12:3-6