Scripture Texts; John 12:12-19, Romans 10:14-15,
John 12:12 “The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem.”
The word heard comes from the word hear and it means to perceive by the ear; to learn by the ear or by being told; to be informed of.
For someone to have heard implies a few things:
- That someone had something to tell.
- That someone one told someone else.
- That some one listened.
Today our scripture speaks of telling about Jesus. Five points about telling:
- We do have something to tell.
- Who are we going to tell? Pray that God gives you opportunities and that you don’t miss them.
- Prepare what you’re going to say.
(Pray, think and prepare for when your opportunity comes to share)
- Don’t be arrogant and preachy. Just share what He’s done for you.
(John 9:25 “Whether is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see.)
- There is no guarantee of their response. But you will have been faithful.
Romans 10:14-15 “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!””
Isaiah 52:7 “How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!””
The crowd’s were looking for the conquering hero who would reestablish Israel and defeat the Romans. This was not Jesus’ intention. When he arrived in Jerusalem on a donkey he came as the Prince of Peace. Jesus may not enter your life as the conquering hero your looking for however, he will enter as you Prince of Peace.