Gospel of John Part XLIV -- Beginning of the End

Gospel of John – Part XLIV

Beginning of the End

Joh 12:1-50 ESV  Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.  (2)  So they gave a dinner for him there. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table.  (3)  Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.  (4)  But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said,  (5)  “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?”  (6)  He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it.  (7)  Jesus said, “Leave her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of my burial.  (8)  For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.”  (9)  When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus 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.  (12)  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,  (15)  “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt!”  (16)  His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him.  (17)  The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness.  (18)  The reason why the crowd went to meet him was that they heard he had done this sign.  (19)  So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.”  

  1. We can’t _______________________!

Joh 12:3 ESV  Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.

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  1. If Jesus had sinners in His circle _____ _______________________________!

Joh 12:6 ESV  He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it.

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  1. Jesus fulfilled ____________________!

Joh 12:14-15 ESV  And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written,  (15)  “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt!”

Zec 9:9 ESV  Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.

Exo 12:3-6 ESV  Tell all the congregation of Israel that on the tenth day of this month every man shall take a lamb according to their fathers' houses, a lamb for a household.  (4)  And if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his nearest neighbor shall take according to the number of persons; according to what each can eat you shall make your count for the lamb.  (5)  Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year old. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats,  (6)  and you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of this month, when the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill their lambs at twilight.

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Never Alone!

Never Alone!

Heb 13:5-6 ESV  Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”  (6)  So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

  1. This verse is ________ not _________!

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  1. What God promised to His __________ ______ He ______________________!

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  1. We have nothing to _______________ _______________________________!

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