The preaching text for Sunday will be John 12:12-19. It’s possible that this is one of the more familiar accounts that we find in the New Testament, and if not then at the very least the gospels. The events of our passage this week are recorded in all four gospel accounts. It is a pivotal moment in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Perhaps you know this account best for its description as Jesus’ “triumphal entry” into Jerusalem. It’s a bit odd to think about this being a triumphal entry when only a handful of days later the one who was coronated is violently crucified. It would seem that something has gone terribly wrong with the plan, that somewhere along the way the world got the better of Jesus. However, if we are really paying attention to what’s going on we will realize that nothing has gone terribly wrong at all. In fact, it’s quite the opposite in that everything is going according to God’s plan. Looking back on Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem we can see that it is indeed triumphant because he came to do battle, not with Rome, but with sin and death. His war won’t take place on a battlefield but on a cross and in a grave. His victory will not be seen in taking an earthly throne, but in rising from death to life to be exalted to the right hand of the Father in heaven. Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem is triumphant because what we see play out over the last week of his life is the triumph of the gospel. The gospel is the banner of this King and His Kingdom. May we be found under its grace, protection, provision, peace and hope!
Sermon Title: “Behold, Your King Is Coming”
Sermon Text: John 12:12-19
Meditation Passage: Zechariah 9
Call To Worship: 1 Chronicles 29:10-13
Benediction: Romans 15:13
Songs For Sunday: