Palm Sunday (John 12:12-26)John Parker, 25th March 2018
Part of the Sermon series, preached at a Fordham Sunday Service service
1. See the King Begins His Glory vv12-19.
2. See the Hour of the Son of Man’s Glory -his death v20-24
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12:13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna! " "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Blessed is the King of Israel!"
12:14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it, as it is written,
12:15 "Do not be afraid, O Daughter of Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey's colt."
12:16 At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that they had done these things to him.
12:17 Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word.
12:18 Many people, because they had heard that he had given this miraculous sign, went out to meet him.
12:19 So the Pharisees said to one another, "See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!"
12:20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the Feast.
12:21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. "Sir," they said, "we would like to see Jesus."
12:22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.
12:23 Jesus replied, "The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
12:24 I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.
12:25 The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
12:26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.