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The Day King Jesus Arrived (19 of 33)
Series: Behold the Lamb
Ernest L. Easley
This morning... we come to John 12 verse 12 as we continue our study of John's gospel under the theme: BEHOLD THE LAMB!
Last time together in the first 11 verses... we saw Jesus at a private party. But now beginning in verse 12... we find Jesus at a public parade. He went from being anointed by Mary to now arriving in Jerusalem. And what excitement filled the air!
It is the same today! Every time Jesus shows up... there is an excitement in the air! Something always happens when Jesus shows up! That is what makes worship so alive and vibrant: the presence of Jesus! That is what makes life worth living: the presence of Jesus! That is what puts joy in a person's heart: the presence of Jesus!
That is what we find taking place in John 12: the presence of Jesus! Now keep in mind that the Pharisees were out to kill Him. We read in John 11.53, ''then from that day on the plotted to put Him to death.'' Verse 57, ''Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a command, that if anyone knew where He was, he should report it, that they might seize Him.''
So for some time... Jesus had been keeping a low profile... until you come to verse 12! Suddenly... Jesus stepped out from behind the curtain and into the spotlight! And from John 12... I want to show you what happened The Day King Jesus Arrived! I want to show you what His arrival meant in that day... what His arrival means in this day... and then what His arrival means to you personally.
Now John tells us several things about The Day King Jesus Arrived! To begin with... there was...
(1) The Occasion of His Arrival.
Now don't think that Jesus just happened to have arrived in Jerusalem when He did! This was Passover Week... the most celebrated event on the Jewish calendar... and for good reason!
Passover commemorated the night that God's people were set free from the bondage of the Egyptians! Exod ...
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