“The Triumphal Entry”

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The Triumphal Entry (John John 12:12-19)

Sermon Text:

John 12:12-19

The Triumphal Entry
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.”

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

John 12:12-19 – The Triumphal Entry

The Lord’s Supper – A Table of Grace
The supper of the Lord Jesus was instituted by Him the same night He was betrayed, to be observed in His churches, unto the end of the world, for the perpetual remembrance, and showing forth the sacrifice of Himself in His death, resulting in confirmation of the faith of believers, their spiritual nourishment and growth in Him, and to be a bond and pledge of their communion with Him and with each other.

A Word of Admonition
Worthy receivers, outwardly partaking of the visible elements in this ordinance, do so inwardly by faith, feed upon Christ crucified, and all the benefits of His death; the body and blood of Christ being spiritually present to the faith of believers in that ordinance, as the elements themselves are to their outward senses.

All who do not enjoy communion with Christ by relationship through regeneration and confession, are unworthy of the Lord’s table, and cannot without great sin against Him, partake of these holy mysteries; for whosoever shall receive unworthily, are guilty of the body and blood of the Lord, eating and drinking judgment to themselves. (LBC: chapter 30:1, 7-8)

The Bread
“But he was wounded for our transgressions; He was crushed for our iniquities; upon Him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with His stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:5-6)

The Wine
”For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.” (Heb. 9:13-14)