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The King's Entrance

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The King’s Entrance

Text: John 12:12-19 (NIV)

12 The next day the great crowd that had come for the Feast heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. 13 They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting,


“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

“Blessed is the King of Israel!”

14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it, as it is written,

15 “Do not be afraid, O Daughter of Zion;

see, your king is coming,

seated on a donkey’s colt.”

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.

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. 18 Many people, because they had heard that he had given this miraculous sign, went out to meet him. 19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!”

I.       Introduction:

II.    The King Enters With The Accolade of People: A Welcome King

A.      Welcomed as a Triumphal King

B.      Welcomed In an Enthusiastic Procession

C.      Welcomed with Shouts of Recognition

III. The King Enters With The Awareness of Prophecy: An Expected King

A.      Prophecy That Anticipates His Coming Through Foresight

B.      Prophecy That Validates His Credentials Through Hindsight

IV. The King Enters With The Authentication of Witnesses: A Genuine King

A.      Authenticated Through the Evidence of Miracles

B.      Authenticated Through Eyewitness Testimony

V.    The King Enters With The Animosity Of Detractors: An Unwanted King

A.      Animosity By Those Frustrated In Their Opposition

B.      Animosity By Those Frustrated With His Popularity

VI. Conclusion:

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