Life Group Discussion Questions

Jesus’ “home stretch” into Jerusalem unfolds and begins the final week of Jesus’ earthly ministry.  Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem is royal, triumphant, but we know how the people will turn against him.  We know that many in the crowds who hail Jesus as king one Sunday will be crying out for his crucifixion by Friday.  Where do we see ourselves in this story?  We have the advantage of 2000 years of hindsight, and it is easy to judge the characters in the story from a distance.  But are we really so very different from them?  How quickly does our faith falter when God does not deliver what we are expecting?  How quickly does our discipleship falter when we realize the great cost and risks of following Jesus?  How often do our self-serving instincts lead us to deny Jesus and his claim on our lives?  Where are you in the story?