Palms, Purpose, and People | Week 4 | Made for More Series

12 Therefore, six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So they made Him a dinner there, and Martha was serving; and Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him. Mary then took a pound of very expensive perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. ~ John 12:1-3 NASB

Worship is expensive.

Worship is a statement about your position and His.

Worship is about surrender and vulnerability.

Worship is an atmosphere changer.

 But Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, the one who intended to betray Him, *said, “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and the proceeds given to poor people?” Now he said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and as he kept the money box, he used to steal from what was put into it. Therefore Jesus said, “Leave her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of My burial. For you always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me.” The large crowd of the Jews then learned that He was there; and they came, not on account of Jesus only, but so that they might also see Lazarus, whom He raised from the dead. 10 But the chief priests planned to put Lazarus to death also, 11 because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and were believing in Jesus. ~ John 12:4-11 NASB

Never prioritize your assignment over your sacrifice.

12 On the next day, when the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 they took the branches of the palm trees and went out to meet Him, and began shouting, Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, indeed, the King of Israel!” ~ John 12:12-13 NASB

12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. ~ Ephesians 6:12 NASB

25 Please, O Lord, do save us; Please, O Lord, do send prosperity! 26 Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the LordWe have blessed you from the house of the Lord. ~ Psalm 118:25-26 NASB

14 Jesus, finding a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written: 15 Do not fear, daughter of Zion; behold, your King is coming, seated on a donkeys colt.” ~ John 12:14-15 NASB

Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; He is righteous and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey. ~ Zechariah 9:9 NASB

16 These things His disciples did not understand at the first; but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things were written of Him, and that they had done these things for Him. 17 So the people, who were with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, continued to testify about Him. 18 For this reason also the people went to meet Him, because they heard that He had performed this sign. 19 So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are not accomplishing anything; look, the world has gone after Him!” ~ John 12:16-19 NASB

20 Now there were some Greeks among those who were going up to worship at the feast; 21 these people then came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and were making a request of him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip *came and *told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip *came and *told Jesus. 23 But Jesus *answered them by saying, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Truly, truly I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 The one who loves his life loses it, and the one who hates his life in this world will keep it to eternal life. ~ John 12:20-25 NASB


Words of Knowledge

  • We believe the Lord wants to heal someone who is dealing with swollen lymph nodes under their arm.
  • We believe the Lord wants to heal people struggling with a kidney infection.
  • We believe the Lord wants to heal someone who has been diagnosed with some type of blood infection.

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