Please don't forget to change your clocks Saturday night.
Mark 11:1-11 (ESV)
Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples  and said to them, "Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever sat. Untie it and bring it.  If anyone says to you, 'Why are you doing this?' say, 'The Lord has need of it and will send it back here immediately.' "  And they went away and found a colt tied at a door outside in the street, and they untied it.  And some of those standing there said to them, "What are you doing, untying the colt?"  And they told them what Jesus had said, and they let them go.  And they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks on it, and he sat on it.  And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields.  And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!  Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David! Hosanna in the highest!"  And he entered Jerusalem and went into the temple. And when he had looked around at everything, as it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
Questions for Reflection
1. What kinds of events or occasions do we celebrate with parades?
2. How did the disciples’ experience match with what Jesus said? (11:4-7)
3. What did the people in the village do when the disciples asked to take their colt? (11:6)
4. What did Jesus do with the colt? (11:7)
5. How did Jesus enter Jerusalem? (11:7-11)
6. Why did the people spread cloaks and branches on the road for Jesus? (11:8-10)
7. What do you think the disciples thought about what Jesus asked them to do?
8. Why do you think the people in the village let the disciples take their colt?
9. What did Jesus communicate to the crowds by riding a donkey into Jerusalem?
10. When has God told you to do something that you thought was unusual or difficult to justify?
11. Why do you think God does not always reveal His intentions or long-range plans for us when we find ourselves in difficult circumstances?
12. What should we do when we do not understand what God is trying to accomplish in us and through us?