JHM Material, 3/6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Proverbs 3:5-6

Upcoming Stuff:
3/2 – Angela Yracheta’s Birthday & JHM Leader Hangout!
3/4 – JHM Leadership Lab
3/9-11 – NP Men’s Man Camp
3/11 – JHM Leadership Lab & Daylight Savings Time (Spring Forward 1 Hour)
3/13 – Jake Bowser’s Birthday! (AJ’s kiddo)

3/18 – JHM Leadership Lab

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Leader Meeting:
Please make it a priority to be at the wherehouse by 6:30pm to go over the details of the evening and to pray together. Send a message through GroupMe or text AJ at 906-7157 if you’ll be late or won’t be there.



Opening Game: Pictionary Relay

Teams are formed at the start of the game. The facilitator tells each team to get a player ready who is going to start.

When the facilitator starts the game, that first player runs to the facilitator to get the first word. The player then runs back to his team and tries to draw that word out. When any of his or her teammates guess the word, a different player can run up to the facilitator to get the second word and repeat the process.

The team that draws and guesses all of the facilitator’s words first is the winner.

Note: For facilitators, it can be helpful to have the person running up tell you the previous object they drew so that it is clear which object they should next be assigned.

Lesson 1: The Triumphal Entry

What we want students to learn: That Jesus as the messiah was the plan all along. It had been set in motion for thousands of years. As he approached on a donkey, the Jewish people celebrated Him as the fulfillment of their need for a messiah, savior. We have the same needs and we’ll see how prophecy teaches what those needs are exactly.

What we want students to do with what they’ve learned: To know that God has had a very big plan. And that His plan includes them and their need for a savior.

Scripture Focus: John 12:12-18, Zechariah 9:9-17

Overview: We are beginning an Easter series where we’ll look at the events that took place in the final week of Jesus’ life. This week we will focus on the triumphal entry, Palm Sunday, and the prophecy that it fulfilled from Zech 9:9. Reading the centuries old prophecy, the Jews would have known exactly why they needed a savior. That is precisely why, when they saw Jesus riding into town on a donkey, they celebrated the long-awaited savior. We want students to see that they have the same needs and that Jesus should be celebrated as the coming savior for us as well.


The following is what will be on the outline that students will be given for service. The part labeled “Front” is what will be taught during the message/teaching time. The part labeled “Back” is for your group to work through in order to dig deeper into the highlighted scripture.


John 12:12-18



Zechariah 9:10,12
I will remove the battle chariots from Israel and the warhorses from Jerusalem.
I will destroy all the weapons used in battle, and your king will bring peace to the nations.
His realm will stretch from sea to sea and from the Euphrates River to the ends of the earth.…
12 Come back to the place of safety, all you prisoners who still have hope I promise this very day that I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles.


Zechariah 9:11, 15
Because of the covenant I made with you, sealed with blood, I will free your prisoners from death in a waterless dungeon… The Lord of Heaven’s Armies will protect his people, and they will defeat their enemies by hurling great stones. They will shout in battle as though drunk with wine. They will be filled with blood like a bowl, drenched with blood like the corners of the altar.


Jeremiah 31:34
And they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their relatives, saying, ‘You should know the Lord.’ For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will know me already,” says the Lord. “And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.”



Zechariah 9:16
On that day the Lord their God will rescue his people, just as a shepherd rescues his sheep.
They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown.

Zechariah 9:9
Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey—riding on a donkey’s colt.


Scripture of Focus:

Zechariah 9:9
Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in triumph, O people of Jerusalem! Look, your king is coming to you. He is righteous and victorious, yet he is humble, riding on a donkey—riding on a donkey’s colt.

• What is one thing that stood out to you in this passage?


• Why do you think it stood out to you?


• What can you apply to your life from this passage?


Please add the other file “prophecies for more reading as a third page here

Discussion Questions

Use the following questions to further your discussion as a group. You can either do these after your Scripture of Focus time or you can use them within your scripture focus time to add to the conversation as a whole. As always you are welcome to guide the discussion the best that you and your co-leader think fits your group.

How does it feel to know that God has had a plan for thousands of years to save you?

Of the 4 reasons why we need a savior that we looked at tonight, which one seems the most like you?

How can you celebrate knowing that Jesus fulfilled that plan to be your savior?

Close in prayer at 8:25ish