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  1. 1. Let us have a look at some of the issuessurrounding the triumphant entry ofJesus into Jerusalem on Palm SundayThe AnointedJohn 121 of 15V5: 300 denarii - £3,750 to £10,000 at todays value300 days of wages for a labourer in those days
  2. 2. Then took Mary a pound of ointment ofspikenard, very costly, and anointed thefeet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with herhair: and the house was filled with theodour of the ointmentThe AnointedJohn 12:32 of 15V5: 300 denarii - £3,750 to £10,000 at todays value300 days of wages for a labourer in those days
  3. 3. •Which Mary is it? This text clearly drawsreference to Martha and Lazarus, thelatter earlier being raised from the deadby Jesus in John 11.•See also John 11:2The AnointedJohn 12:33 of 15St. Luke 7:36-50 seems to be a different event. Theforgiveness of a sinful woman whose tears andointment from an alabaster box is used to anoint thefeet of Jesus
  4. 4. •This anointing occurs 2 days beforePassover (v2). Contrast this with John12:1 which states that the anointingoccurred 6 days before Passover – theday before Palm Sunday (see v12).•In Matthew Jesus’ Head is Anointedwhile in John his feet are anointed.The AnointedMatthew 26:6-13/ Mark 14:3-94 of 15
  5. 5. •Matthew, a disciple, the Tax collector•Mark, known as John Mark (Acts 12:12,& 25) was a writer who travelled withPaul & Barnabas – (split Acts 15:37-40)•Luke, a physician and disciple of PaulColossians 4:14 & 2 Timothy 4:11•John, the disciple whom Jesus lovedwho also wrote 3 epistles and RevelationThe AnointedThe Authors of the Gospels5 of 15
  6. 6. The AnointedThe Authors of the Gospels6 of 15
  7. 7. •The thief complains but is told off byJesus. How humans are to criticizeespecially when they did not contributeanything in the first place!•Jesus quotes Deut 15:11 in Hisresponse about the poorThe AnointedJohn 12:6-87 of 15
  8. 8. Tension and excitement was building inJerusalem for Jesus who wasdeliberately out of the public view(John11:54-57) had given a press leakby ordering the colt (Mark 11:1-7), whichitself was a sign of Peace as opposed towar (horse)The AnointedJohn 12:9-128 of 15
  9. 9. •In ancient times, palm branchessymbolized goodness and victory..•Solomon had palm branches carvedinto the walls and doors of thetemple (1 Kings 6:29).•Palm branches used to honor Jesus(Revelation 7:9)The AnointedJohn 12:13 9 of 15
  10. 10. The cry of Hosanna! is a Hebrewword (hoshi`ah-na) that had become agreeting or shout of praise but thatactually meant "Save!" or "Help!"The AnointedJohn 12:13 10 of 15
  11. 11. •Jesus speaks about being the Kingcoming on an ass’s colt•The disciples did not understanduntil after Jesus had been glorified•Those who were witnesses of theLazarus miracle bare record.The AnointedJohn 12:14-18 11 of 15
  12. 12. •Jesus speaks to God•God responds•The people heard it.The AnointedJohn 12:28-30 12 of 15
  13. 13. •Papal Coronation - ?•Arch Bishop Coronation - ?•£10,000 worth of perfumeThe AnointedComparing Costs of Coronation 13 of 15
  14. 14. Prophecy fulfilled by Jesus’ entranceon a colt into Jerusalem (Zechariah 9:9)Jesus’ anointing a day before PalmSunday - different from othersHis anointing and entry was reportedby his beloved disciple JohnThe whole story is one of servitudeand lowliness, a spiritual King of PeaceThe AnointedIn Summary14 of 15
  15. 15. We should search the scriptures tofind out what really happenedWe don’t though need to know everydetail – only believe that our Saviourdied and now lives.Our lesson today is also to face ourown destiny with God’s strength asJesus did.The AnointedIn Summary for us15 of 15