“The Passion of Our Lord”

“Today, the church rejoices in her King, her King who rode into Jerusalem, just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey (Zechariah 9:9). With the cry of Hosanna, which means, Save and is also an exclamation of praise, the people praised Jesus and gave to the Lord the glory due His name (Psalm 96:8). They echoed the words of the Psalmist, Save now, I pray, O LORD…Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD! (Psalm 118:25-26)…Jesus entered into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, but only on His journey to enter another locale, that of MountCalvary. This is why He had said, for this purpose I have come to this hour. He had not come to receive glory and honor of men, but for the salvation of sinners…By ‘this hour’ that our Lord spoke of, our Lord meant the time of His very suffering and death. In our text, Jesus says, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Here He is speaking of His death. Through His death, much fruit would born, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible (1 Peter 1:23). That fruit is those who bear His name, those who believe and so are saved, Christ-bearers, Christians by name…”

Jn12.20-43, PassionOfLord, 2011A.pdf

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