Easter Week Family Bible Study

A Study through the Triumphal Entry, Last Supper, Arrest, Crucifixion, Burial and Resurrection.


This 1 week Bible study goes through Matthew’s account of the days between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Each day of the study is broken into four sections: Family Reading, Family Questions, The Jesus Question, and Deeper Study. 

Family Reading: First, we recommend reading through the passage of scripture aloud as a family. If your kids are able to read, pass the bible around and have them read a few verses each. 

Family Questions: After reading through the passage, talk through the questions about the passage as a family. Next to each question is a reference verse to help find the answer in the text. Model looking up verses for your kids and show them the book name, the chapter number and the verse number. 

The Jesus Question: Next, ask each person what they learned about Jesus in today’s reading. The entire Bible is about Jesus. He is the main point and this is the most important question to ask and answer each time we read the Bible. 

Deeper Study: If you would like to dive deeper, there is an additional section at the end of each day that connects the day’s reading to other passages of scripture. This has a particular focus on how the Old Testament foreshadows what Christ would do throughout this week, on the cross and in the resurrection. This part is written more towards adults or older children.


Palm Sunday Family Reading: Matthew 21:1-11

Family Questions:

  1. What do the people lay on the road for Jesus? (Matthew 21:8)
  2. What do the people shout? (Matthew 21:9, Psalm 118:26)
    • Why is the name “Son of David” important? (2 Samuel 7:12-13)
  3. Who else rode a donkey into Jerusalem in the Old Testament? (1 Kings 1:33)
    • Whose son was he?
  4. Who do the crowds say that Jesus is? (Matthew 21:10-11)
    • Is Jesus just a prophet or is he more than a prophet? (Matthew 21:5, Zechariah 9:9-10)

What Did You Learn About Jesus Today? 

Deeper Study: The Son of David

The title “Son of David” was one that held a lot of weight for the Jews. God had promised David that his offspring would build the house of the Lord and that God would establish his kingdom forever. This was fulfilled in part by David’s son, Solomon, but not in full. The kingdom Solomon helped to build was conquered by other nations and the temple he built was also destroyed. This promise God gave David was more fully about the coming Son of David: Jesus. 

The Jews believed that the Son of David would come and defeat all of their enemies. In the time of Jesus, that was the Romans. They believed that God would establish an earthly kingdom forever. When they cry out calling Jesus the “Son of David” they hoped he was coming to defeat Rome. What they didn’t understand was that their King was coming to die. His coronation would be a cross and his Kingdom was not of this world. He didn’t come to defeat Rome, but to defeat sin and death. 

  • Read and highlight these other places where Jesus is called the Son of David: Matthew 1:1, Matthew 1:6, Matthew 15:22, Matthew 20:30, Romans 1:3, Revelation 22:16.