The Purposes of Palm Sunday
March 20, 2016
Topic: Easter Scripture: John 12:1–12:27
I. To depict the death of Christ
A. In the incredible story of Lazarus
B. In the incredible sacrifice of Mary
II. To declare the deliverance of Christ
A. The fulfillment of OT prophecy
B. The formulation of the passion week
III. To define the discipleship of Christ
A. The great cost of discipleship
B. The great reward of discipleship
Next Steps: How you “see” Jesus this Palm Sunday marks your path.
◊ Do you see Him as a religious figure?
◊ Do you see Him as a political leader?
◊ Do you see Him as an interesting person?
◊ Do you see Him as a threat to your plans?
◊ Do you see Him as Lord and Savior?