Bible Texts:

Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-40; John 12:12-19


Children's Bible Story sources:

"Jesus Enters Jerusalem,"  DK Children's Illustrated Bible, p.256

"Palm Sunday," Spark Story Bible, p.454

"Jesus enters Jerusalem,” DK Children's Everyday Bible, p.294

"Jesus on a Donkey,” The Early Reader's Bible, p. 435

"Jesus Rides into Jerusalem," The Usborne Children's Bible, p. 118

“Palm Sunday,” The Lion Bible for Children p. 276


Children's Story Resources

Uncle Lester’s Hat by Steve Metzger

Uncle Wilfred doesn’t do much of anything until he begins wearing his Uncle Lester’s hat. That hat seems to be the hat of great adventurers!
How these stories are connected: When we are about to do something important, it’s helpful to have someone to follow. Just as Jesus leads his disciples into Jerusalem at the start of the Passover festival, Uncle Lester’s hat leads Uncle Wilfred out of his recliner on a great adventure. Discipleship is a great adventure of friendship and peacemaking and Jesus leads the way.


Questions about Uncle Lester's Hat:

     Why didn’t Uncle Wilfred go out much?

     What caused him to go out?

     Where did he go?

     Why do you think he followed Uncle Lester’s hat?

     What did he say about his back when he returned?

     Why do you think he is going to give the hat to his nephew?


Questions about the Bible story:

     Why was Jesus going to Jerusalem?

     Why do you think his disciples went with him?

     What was the crowd saying about Jesus?

     What does it mean to have a king of peace?


Questions about our lives:

     Why should we follow our parents, teachers, pastors & Jesus?

     What unexpected things make friends and peace?



Dear Jesus, make our lives a great adventure of friendship and peace. Help us to celebrate the surprises in life and to celebrate you. Amen.