Answers to BSF Bible Study Questions on John 12:12-22
Parallel passages — Matthew 21:1-16; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:29-46
6. Old Testament prophecies fulfilled
The crowd formed a procession around Jesus as He rode the donkey escorting Him into Jerusalem while shouting verse 26—
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord;
We have blessed you from the house of the Lord [you who come into His sanctuary under His guardianship].
“Shout and cheer, Daughter Zion!
Raise the roof, Daughter Jerusalem!
Your king is coming!
a good king who makes all things right,
a humble king riding a donkey,
a mere colt of a donkey.
Jesus, the crowds, and the young donkey fulfilled this amazingly specific prophecy in every detail.
The people shouted and cheered paying homage to Jesus, recognizing Him as their King.
“Colt” means young and unbroken, yet the colt carries Jesus in the procession. This supernatural event confirms the prophecy and Jesus’ deity.
7. a. Different groups of people who followed Jesus into Jerusalem
- Jews who heard Jesus was back in town and wanted to get a look at Lazarus (John 12:9)
- The huge crowd of visitors in Jerusalem for the Passover feast (John 12:12)
- Many who saw Jesus call Lazarus from the tomb (John 12:17)
- Some Greeks (Gentiles who came to worship at the feast) (John 12:20)
b. Worshiping my King of Glory
Worship for me usually involves music. I thought of several songs based on Psalm 24:8-10.
Lyrics by Third Day
Who is this King of Glory that pursues me with his love
And haunts me with each hearing of His softly spoken words
My conscience, a reminder of forgiveness that I need
Who is this King of Glory who offers it to me
Who is this King of angels, O blessed Prince of Peace
Revealing things of Heaven and all its mysteries
My spirit?s ever longing for His grace in which to stand
Who’s this King of glory, Son of God and son of man
His name is Jesus, precious Jesus
The Lord Almighty, the King of my heart
The King of glory
Who is this King of Glory with strength and majesty
And wisdom beyond measure, the gracious King of kings
the Lord of Earth and Heaven, the Creator of all things
Who is this King of Glory, He’s everything to me
The Lord of Earth and Heaven, the Creator of all things
He is the King of glory, He’s everything to me.
MY answers — not THE answers — to BSF study questions on John Lesson 16 Day 3 ~ John 12:12-22