March 29, 2015

The Hero-Goat Curve

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Passage: John 12:12-16
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Bible Text: John 12:12-16 | Preacher: Nathan Willard

What turns the crowd from adoring Jesus to attacking Jesus? Why does he go from being a hero to a goat? Perhaps the realization that he did not represent a restoration to the former political glory of Israel, or the immediate overthrow of Rome (or at least attempt), but for an internal reformation caused people to look to the next great hope, while missing the great offer Jesus was making, to choose the kingdom of God over the empire of violence.

What turns the crowd from adoring Jesus to attacking Jesus? Why does he go from being a hero to a goat? Perhaps the realization that he did not represent a restoration to the former political glory of Israel, or the immediate overthrow of Rome (or at least attempt), but for an internal reformation caused people to look to the next great hope, while missing the great offer Jesus was making, to choose the kingdom of God over the empire of violence.