John 12:12-19 · The Triumphal Entry
The Humble King
John 12:12-19
by J. Howard Olds

C.S. Lewis once said, “The best thing about Christianity is that no one could have guessed it." Our Messiah is born in a stable. We let our King ride in majesty on a donkey. We hang our Savior on a cross. How odd of God. Who can imagine it? A horrible week in the life of His disciples becomes a holy week in the life of His followers. Who can comprehend it? Even Palm Sunday, a simple parade becomes a paradox. Those who crown Him King will soon call for His crucifixion, for God can never be put in a box.

The Jesus I want to know is a humble King. I would like to put those two words together this morning. He became one of us so we could become more like Him. The Bible says it best in an early hymn of the Church recorded in Philippians 2:5-11. “Your attitude should be the same as that of Jes…

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