John 12:12-26 - We Wish to See Jesus
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This Sunday we continue our series with John 12:12-26. The Triumphal Entry is typically held for Palm Sunday in the spring time. Does that mean we hit the wrong equinox? No! The rest of the Gospel of John focuses on the last week Jesus spent in Jerusalem leading to His death and resurrection. John was there for it all. He was the only one of the disciples that was present all the way through the crucifixion. This last week had clearly left a major impression on him, and we will see details that none of the other Gospels include. That all beings with the Triumphal Entry.
Jesus came into Jerusalem on a donkey, not exactly what you hope for in a conquering king to inspire the nation. That would be like your favorite F1 driver showing up in an old Ford Taurus. As with everything else, though, Jesus was intentional about it all. As we study this passage together, we will follow the request of the Greeks who were present, “We want to see Jesus.” We will take a look about what we see about Jesus, who He is, and how that matters for us.