What changed?  Why did the crowds suddenly worship Jesus?

Jesus had been teaching and performing miracles for several years by the time he entered Jerusalem for the final time and this was the first and only time the crowds worshipped Jesus and declared that He was indeed the Messiah.  What had changed?  Jesus’ ministry had reached an all time high and word was quickly spreading all because of an event that happened only a few weeks earlier.  You see a few weeks before this passover Jesus had raised Lazarus from the dead in full view of the crowds that had gathered to mourn.  This became the miracle that tipped the scales.  Jesus had been performing countless miracles all during His ministry each of which caused people to believe in Him as they saw evidence of His divinity.  Each miracle added to the evidence of His claims to be the Messiah but none of them displayed the awesome power and authority that Jesus held over death then bringing someone back from the grave, especially someone who had been in the grave for 4 days.

The Testimony of Lazarus Created a Stir

After Lazarus was raised from the dead, people were convinced and began to share the good news about Jesus with everyone.  Word spread quickly and as people began to pour in to Jerusalem for the Passover, they went to pay Lazarus a visit to see and hear the incredible account for themselves.  The testimony of Lazarus was so convincing that many believed and it is this crowd that gathers to worship Jesus as He enters the city.

In this Sermon

Hear the Biblical account of the events surrounding the Triumphal Entry of Jesus from Lazarus’ healing to Caiaphas’ prophecy over Jesus, from the audible proclamation of the Lord to the crowds to Jesus’ heavy heart and determination to fulfill the Lord’s plans.

Scripture References

John 12:12-15 | John 12:9-11 | John 11:38-46 | John 12:17-19 | John 11:47-53 | John 12:27-32