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The Gospel of John VI - Lesson 2

                           Return to Jerusalem                                John 12:1-50                                 (Continued)

  1. PRESENTED TO THE MULTITUDES (John 12:12-36) (Continued)
    1. The Transportation of Jesus (John 12:14-15); He rode in upon the colt of an ass.
      1. This was the fulfillment of prophecy (Zechariah 9:9).
      2. This was a declaration of His royalty (Judges 5:10; Judges 12:14; 2 Samuel 16:2; 1 Kings 1:33).
    2. The Confusion of the Disciples (John 12:16)
      1. They did not understand (Luke 18:31-34).
      2. They would remember afterwards .
    3. The Fear of the Pharisees (John 12:17-19)
      1. The people sought Jesus because of Lazarus (John 12:17-18).
      2. The Pharisees feared His influence (John 12:19; John 11:47-48; Acts 4:13-16).
        1. They seemed to be helpless in stopping Him.
        2. The whole world seemed to go after Him (cp. Acts 17:6).
    4. The Seeking of the Gentiles (John 12:20-23)
      1. Their worship at the feast (John 12:20; Acts 2:10; Acts 8:27)
      2. Their request to see Jesus (John 12:21; Matthew 2:1-2)
      3. Their audience with the Saviour (John 12:22-23); with the help of Andrew (John 1:40-42; John 6:8-9)
      4. Note: the relationship of Gentiles to Christ
        1. In the genealogy of Christ (Matthew 1:1-17)
          1. Thamar (Matthew 1:3; Genesis 38)
          2. Rachab (Matthew 1:5; Joshua 2:1; Joshua 6:25)
          3. Ruth (Matthew 1:5; Ruth 1:3-5)
          4. Bathsheba (Matthew 1:6)
            1. Wife of Urias (2 Samuel 11:3)
            2. Granddaughter of Ahithophel (2 Samuel 23:34)
        2. In the Gentiles who came to Jesus
          1. The wise men from the east (Matthew 2:1-2)
          2. The Syrophenician woman (Matthew 15:21-28)
          3. The Greeks (John 12:20-21)
        3. In the teaching of Christ
          1. Go not to the Gentiles (Matthew 10:5).
          2. The Gentiles are dogs (Matthew 15:26).
          3. He is a light to lighten the Gentiles (Luke 2:32).
          4. The Gentiles will trust in Him (Matthew 12:18-21).
          5. They are the other sheep not of this fold (John 10:16).
    5. The Message of the Saviour (John 12:23-33)
      1. Glorified in death (John 12:23-26)
        1. The death of the seed unto germination (John 12:23-24; 1 Corinthians 15:35-38)
        2. The death of the Saviour unto resurrection (John 12:23, 32-33)
        3. The death of self unto salvation (John 12:25; Mark 8:34-37; Romans 6:1-6)
        4. The death of self unto sanctification (John 12:26; Romans 6:11-16; Romans 8:13; 2 Corinthians 4:10; Galatians 2:20; Colossians 2:12; Colossians 3:3-4; 2 Timothy 2:11)
        5. The death of the saints unto glorification (John 12:17-19; Psalm 116:15; 1 Corinthians 15:36-38, 42-44, 51-57)
      2. The hour is come (John 12:27; cp. John 12:23 with John 7:30; John 8:20).
David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 17:2

A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.