Worship Preparation: August 18, 2019

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Read the sermon text: John 12:12-26

Read the sermon summary: What if Jesus ran for president? What kind of platform do you think he’d run on? How would he endear himself to the people and nation so that they’d vote for him? In our passage for this Sunday the crowds welcome Jesus to Jerusalem, proclaiming him as the King of Israel. But the concerns of the crowds aren’t the same as his concerns. John helps us see that Jesus’ response of sitting on a donkey is a prophetic act proclaiming himself to be a different kind of king than what the crowds wanted. This Sunday we will explore from this passage how Jesus’ kingdom is different and what that means for us. In preparation for the sermon consider the following questions: From where in the OT does John quote in v. 15? What kind of king does this OT passage describe? What “hour” is Jesus talking about in verse 23? What is the relationship between how Jesus metaphorically describes himself in verse 24 and what he says of his followers in verses 25 and 26?
 
Read the following song lyrics in relation to the sermon:
 
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (Hyfrydol)
Come Thou long expected Jesus
Born to set Thy people free
From our fears and sins release us
Let us find our rest in Thee
Israel's strength and consolation
Hope of all the earth Thou art
Dear desire of every nation
Joy of every longing heart
 
Born Thy people to deliver
Born a child and yet a King
Born to reign in us forever
Now Thy gracious Kingdom bring
By Thine own eternal Spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone
By Thine all sufficient merit
Raise us to Thy glorious throne
 
CCLI Song # 31999
Charles Wesley | Rowland Hugh Prichard
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    Music: Public Domain
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Preaching: Jim Upchurch
Music Leader: Landon Pauley

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