Scripture Reference: John 12:12-33
Marching To GloryDr. Warren W. Wiersbe | March 19, 1978
Selected highlights from this sermon
When Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey, He was solely concerned with the glory of God, unlike today when so often God’s glory is forgotten by the world. But Jesus was crucified so that He might reveal it to us and to the world. As King, Savior, and Judge, Jesus shows us God’s glory.
Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.
To the Jews, palm branches were a symbol of victory.
The one thing that Jesus was impressed with during His entry to Jerusalem was the praise of the children.
Jesus was only concerned about the glory of God.
The glory of God is often forgotten in the world today.
Jesus reveals the glory of God to us.
Seeing Jesus from three different views shows us the glory of God.
- The glory of the King of Israel (John 12:12-19)
- Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem was a fulfillment of Old Testament prophecy.
- Jesus’ coming to Jerusalem forced the pharisees to change their plans to fit with God’s timeline.
- Jesus came to the Jews first, but they rejected their King.
- The glory of the Savior of the world (John 12:20-26)
- The Greeks were the founders of many modern philosophies and cultures, but they had nothing to change their hearts.
- Jesus was crucified so Jews and Gentiles could be saved.
- Jesus was crucified to the glory of God.
- If we haven’t trusted Jesus as our Savior, we don’t have the glory of God.
- The glory of the Judge of the universe
- The death of Jesus on the cross defeated the forces of evil in the world.
- There can be no glory without judgment.
- Religion, government, and culture are bankrupt without Jesus.
- Calvary was God’s greatest victory.
- We have a very limited view of eternity.
We can be part of the glory of God when we come to Jesus who is the Judge, Savior, and King.