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John 12:9-19

Draw Men to Jesus (Like Lazarus Did)!

March 7, 2010

Simon Goncharenko

21 FELLOWSHIP – SBC

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A faith that can be seen in daily choices will make one productive for Jesus but unpopular in the world’s eyes.

 

 

I.                   Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem provided yet another confirmation of His divinity – vv. 12-16.

Exodus 12:3

1Corinthians 5:7

A.    Excited crowds unwittingly welcomed the King – vv. 12-13.

B.     Jesus purposefully fulfilled OT prophecy – vv. 14-15.

Dan. 9:24-27

Zechariah 9:9

C.     Confused disciples’ had a delayed understanding – v. 16.

II.                Draw men to Jesus like Lazarus did – vv. 9-11, 17-19.

A.    Observable faith will not make us popular with the world – vv. 9-10.

B.     Fearless faith will result in salvation of those who cross our path – v. 11.

C.     Daring faith will point people to Jesus – vv. 17-18.

D.    Active faith will become a real annoyance to God-opposers – v. 19.