|Rev. Canon George Sinclair|
Mary Anoints Jesus at Bethany
The Plot to Kill Lazarus9 When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus[d] was there, they came, not only on account of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead. 10 So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, 11 because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus.
The Triumphal Entry12 The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. 13 So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” 14 And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,
behold, your king is coming,
sitting on a donkey's colt!”
- John 12:3 Greek litra; a litra (or Roman pound) was equal to about 11 1/2 ounces or 327 grams
- John 12:5 A denarius was a day's wage for a laborer
- John 12:7 Or Leave her alone; she intended to keep it
- John 12:9 Greek he
- The Gospel shapes your singularity. Your singularity does not shape the Gospel.
- The Gospel creates a counter-culture, and this counter-culture will sometimes seem weird to the dominant culture.
- The Gospel shapes your heart to care about the poor. Caring about the poor does not shape the Gospel.
- The Gospel shapes what it means to be “King.” Being “King” does not shape the Gospel.
- Jesus Christ crucified is the true King. As we live in the kingdoms of this world, He leads His redeemed people to live under His rule, in His kingdom, to His glory.