The Triumphal
Entry to
The Cr0ss
John 12: 12 – 19:16
The Story
On the Sunday of Jesus’ last physical week
on earth – the Passion Week begins
Jesus was coming to Jerusalem through
Bethany at the Mount of Olives
Jesus sends two disciples ahead to get the
colt he would ride into Jerusalem on (Zech
9: 9)
Tell them the Master has need of the colt
The Story
As Jesus rode into Jerusalem –through the
Golden Gate – people put their coats on the
road for the colt to walk on and other people
waved palm branches as He passed.
The people shouted, “Hosanna (Save us)!
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the
Lord!” “Blessed is the coming Kingdom of our
father David!” “Hosanna in the highest!”
Zechariah 9: 9
“Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of
Zion! Shout, Daughter of
See your King comes to you,
righteous and having salvation,
gentle and riding on a donkey, on a
colt, the foal of a donkey.”
The Lambs of Nisan
The 10
day of Nisan – lamb selection day
The same day people were leading their
chosen lambs home for the Passover – was
the same day Jesus was led into Jerusalem –
Our Passover Lamb
The Golden Gate
- The gate where
Kings would enter
- Sealed in the
1500’s by Muslim
rulers to prevent
any Jewish or
Christian king from
Some Greeks Wonder…
John 12: 20 – 36 = “We would like to see
Vv 24 – 26 = “if this kernel of wheat does not
fall into the ground, it remains only one
seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.
The man who loves his life will loose it, but
the man who is willing to let it die – lives
forever-you serve Me…follow Me…”
Vv42-43 = Many leaders believed but feared
the Pharisees & and loved the praises of man.
The Passover Feast (The Last Supper)
Jesus washed His disciples’ feet – “You are not
greater than the Teacher – serve others as I
have served you” John 13: 1-17
Vv 18 – 30 = Judas leaves to betray Jesus
V34 = “A new command I give you, ‘Love one
another as I have love you – by this everyone
will know that you are My disciple.’”
John 14 = Jesus promises the Comforter will
come – the Holy Spirit
John 15 = Don’t be discouraged! I now call
you friends…(v15) Servants don’t know the
Master’s heart – His friends do
John 16 = Jesus explains the work of the
Holy Spirit in the believers
John 17 = Jesus prays for Himself, for 12
Disciples and for Us (v20) – for those who
will believe…
John 18 & Matt 26 = Gethsemane
“Take this from Me – but not My will – Your’s”
Luke 22: 43 – 44 = “He prayed even more
earnestly – his sweat was like drops of
John 18 = The Arrest & Betrayal
John 18 & 19 = 3 Trials: Before Annas (High
Priest), Before the Council of High Priests,
and Before Pilate
Three Groups
Group 1 = those who were curious and got
swept into the excitement
Group 2 = those who opposed and were
Group 3 = those who waved palm branches
and placed their coats down before Christ
and sincerely loved Jesus
Yet – individuals
from all three
groups screamed
“Crucify him!”
Which Group do YOU belong?