The True King Comes

The True King Comes

John 12:12-22


Call to Worship: Psalm 148:1-4, 12-13 (NIV)

1       Praise the Lord.

         Praise the Lord from the heavens;
              praise him in the heights above.
     Praise him, all his angels;
              praise him, all his heavenly hosts.
     Praise him, sun and moon;
              praise him, all you shining stars.
     Praise him, you highest heavens
              and you waters above the skies.

12      young men and women,
              old men and children.

13     Let them praise the name of the Lord,
              for his name alone is exalted;
              his splendor is above the earth and the heavens.

Scripture Reading: John 12:12-15 (ESV)

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!”