As the time drew near for Jesus to suffer for us, he traveled to Jerusalem. He told two of his disciples to go into a village and bring back a small donkey they would find there. Jesus said it would be a donkey that nobody had ever ridden. When his disciples found the donkey, they brought it to Jesus.
Jesus rode the little donkey into Jerusalem. The people of the city were very happy to see Jesus. They took off their cloaks and laid them across the road so the donkey could walk over them. They also cut branches from some palm trees, and waved the palms as Jesus rode past them. Everyone shouted, “Hosanna in the highest!” – which means “God, save us!” They said this because they thought Jesus had come to become their king.
Jesus taught his followers many things. He taught them in ways that were peaceful and forgiving. His most important lesson was that God loved us so much that He sent His beloved Son – Jesus – into the world, to die for all people, to save us from our sins.
The followers of Jesus, who were his apostles and disciples, thought he had come to build an army or become a great king on earth. However, Jesus had come to die, to free all people from their sins. He told his apostles three different times that he would be betrayed by those he loved. He told them he would suffer and die, and that on the third day he would rise from the dead.
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