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Children’s Sermon

Luke 19:28-40

Palm Sunday

March 20, 2016

6th Sunday of Lent

Lectionary Year C

ASK    (a.k.a The On-Ramp)

  • Good morning!
  • Do you think of yourself as a helpful person?
  • What are some ways that you are helpful to your mom or dad or brothers or sisters or teachers or friends or pets?
  • And why do you help out in those ways? (because I have to; because I want to; because its nice)

TELL    (a.k.a. The Freeway)

  • In today's scripture story, we see that there are people who are helpful to Jesus.
  • The disciples help get a donkey for Jesus
  • The person who owns the donkey lets Jesus borrow it
  • The people in the crowd lay down their coats and cloaks before Jesus as a sign of respect
  • And then, the people start to cheer and praise God for Jesus
  • What we see happen, then, when all of these people help Jesus is that a parade, a party, a celebration(!) takes place

SHARE the Good News   (a.k.a. The Destination)

  • I know it might seem strange to think that Jesus needs our help, but that's what today's story helps us to remember
  • Even though Jesus needs our help, we are not forced to help him.
  • We are invited to help Jesus; we get to choose if we want to help Jesus..
  • Then, if we DO choose to help Jesus, good things, even parties and parades, can happen!
  • And this is the good news for today -- when we choose to help Jesus and we join him in what he is doing, then really good things can take place!


  • Let’s pray.  This is a repeat-after-me prayer.

Dear God,
Dear God,

We thank you for Jesus…

We thank you for Jesus…

…who invites us to help him…

…who invites us to help him…

…and we thank you...

…and we thank you...

…for the good things that happen for all of us…

…for the good things that happen for all of us…

…when we accept Jesus’ invitation.

…when we accept Jesus’ invitation.


Originally posted March 15, 2013.
Updated on March 4, 2016
Written and edited by Nathanael Vissia

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