John 12:12–19 “A Very Special Palm Sunday”

John 12:12–19 “A Very Special Palm Sunday”


12 The next day, when the large crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,


13 they took palm branches and went out to meet him. They kept shouting: “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord—the King of Israel!”


14 Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written:


15 Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion. Look, your King is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt.


16 His disciples did not understand these things at first. However, when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and that they had done these things to him.


17 Meanwhile, the crowd, which had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, continued to testify.


18 This is also why the crowd met him, because they heard he had done this sign.


19 Then the Pharisees said to one another, “You see? You’ve accomplished nothing. Look, the world has gone after him!”


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Religion is about                              . Jesus is about a                            .



Religion values                     . Jesus values                  .



Religion tells us what we should                 do. Jesus tells us what we should be                    .





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Why a donkey?





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4 Groups in Attendance:









John 1:9-13 “Jesus, More Than A Good Teacher”

9 The true light that gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.

Jesus Was More Than A Good Teacher, He Is The LIGHT of The World!

10 He was in the world, and the world was created through him, and yet the world did not recognize him.


Jesus Was More Than A Good Teacher, He Is The CREATOR of The World! 

11 He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.

12 But to all who did receive him, he gave them the right to be children of God, to those who believe in his name,

13 who were born, not of natural descent, or of the will of the flesh, or of the will of man, but of God.

Jesus Was More Than A Good Teacher, He Is The SAVIOR of The World!

John 1:1-5 “Jesus, More Than A Plan B”

John 1:1–3

1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

2 He was with God in the beginning.

3 All things were created through him, and apart from him not one thing was created that has been created.


Jesus Is More Than A Plan B.

Jesus Is The _______________!


John 1:4–5

4 In him was life, and that life was the light of men.

5 That light shines in the darkness, and yet the darkness did not overcome it.


Jesus Is More Than A Plan B.

Jesus Is The ______________!


Jesus Is More Than A Plan B.

Jesus Is _________________!


1 Peter 1:20–21

20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was revealed in these last times for you.

21 Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.