“The Triumphal Entry of a Humble King”

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Sermon Outline:

The Triumphal Entry of a Humble King (John 12:12-19)

Sermon Text:

John 12:12-19

Sermon Notes:

Thinking Biblically to Live Holy

John 12:1-11 – The Cost of Worship (Review)
The gospel of John is about representing our Lord Jesus Christ in the fullness of His Deity. He is the Word made flesh; the Light of the World; the Door, the Good Shepherd, the Resurrection and the Life, the way, truth and life, and the True Vine. This was confirmed by seven signs and for this purpose: “Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” –John 10:30-31

Seven signs (in being Messiah) evidenced the Lord’s ministry. And two important things these signs pointed to: His glory and His Deity. They are:

1. Turning water into wine in Cana (2:1-11)
2. Healing an official’s son in Capernaum (4:46-54)
3. Healing an invalid at the Pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem (5:1-18)
4. Feeding the 5,000 near the Sea of Galilee (6:5-14)
5. Walking on the water of the Sea of Galilee (6:16-21)
6. Healing a blind man in Jerusalem (9:1-7)
7. Raising dead Lazarus in Bethany (11:1-45)

The Triumphal Entry of a Humble King
(John 12:12-19)

12 The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem.

13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!”

14 And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written, 15 “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt!”

16 His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him.

17 The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. 18 The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign.

19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.”