Day 4: John 12:12-36

Stories: Triumphant Entry; Voice from Heaven


1) Why did they wave palm branches? Why Hosanna? What did they mean when they said “king of Israel?”

2) Why didn’t Jesus respond to the Greeks’ question?

3) Why was Jesus’ soul troubled? Wasn’t this why He came in the first place? I think this beautifully speaks to the emotions of God – He is not a stoic, emotionless killjoy as many fear, but a feeling, caring God who knows the depths of what we go through.

4) Why did the voice come from heaven?

Paradoxes: The people were right in their understanding that the Messiah would remain forever, so why did Jesus die and go away?

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