Connection Points 3-25-18 (Zechariah 9:9-12 & John 12:20-43)
On Palm Sunday we celebrate the arrival of our King. He is a Great King – righteous and holy, the God of the universe in the flesh, and all powerful. However, Jesus does not come to us riding a warhorse, waving a sword, or prepared to unleash His wrath. Instead, He comes to us riding a donkey, in gentleness, and as our Savior. He proclaims peace, brings hope, and sets the captives free.
This humble King will stay the course and will go to the cross where He will suffer and die. That does not sound like the actions of a King. But this is no ordinary King – This is the Lord Almighty! The humble and obedient life of Jesus would include death (not for His sins, but ours), but it would not end in death. This Holy Week keep your eyes fixed on Jesus – The King of Kings and Lord of Lords!
Connection Point Discussion Questions
- Read Zechariah 9:9-12 & John 12:20-43
- What questions did you have from the reading, sermon, or devotion next week?
- What image comes to your mind when you think about a king?
- In days past how did kings extend their kingdoms and stay in power?
- How is the picture of a king in Zechariah 9:9-12 very different?
- What kind of King is Jesus?
- How is God’s Kingdom extended today?
- Why did Jesus need to be a humble and obedient King?