A Journey to Lasting Joy

Mark 11:1-11

1As they *approached Jerusalem, at Bethphage and Bethany, near the Mount of Olives, He *sent two of His disciples,
2and *said to them, “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there, on which no one yet has ever sat; untie it and bring it here.
3“If anyone says to you, ‘Why are you doing this?’ you say, ‘The Lord has need of it’; and immediately he will send it back here.”
4They went away and found a colt tied at the door, outside in the street; and they *untied it.
5Some of the bystanders were saying to them, “What are you doing, untying the colt?”
6They spoke to them just as Jesus had told them, and they gave them permission.
7They *brought the colt to Jesus and put their coats on it; and He sat on it.
8And many spread their coats in the road, and others spread leafy branches which they had cut from the fields.
9Those who went in front and those who followed were shouting: “Hosanna! BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD;
10Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David; Hosanna in the highest!”
11Jesus entered Jerusalem and came into the temple; and after looking around at everything, He left for Bethany with the twelve, since it was already late.