Sermon Preview: Understanding/Misunderstanding Jesus

John 12:9-19

Jesus is a very odd sort of King. He is simple, yet complicated. His Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday 2,000 years ago reminds us that he is not the King we expected, but he is the King we needed.

Jesus at times can be easily understood, and yet, at other times be easily misunderstood. This Sunday, Palm Sunday, we will study a passage where three different groups of people understand but also misunderstand Jesus. It will feel normal to relate to each of these groups as they understand/misunderstand Jesus. Our goal for the morning will be to acknowledge that Jesus is not confused about his identity and mission, he is greater than we imagine and is in control. As a response, we then must learn how to trust in him daily, even in the midst of our confusion.

As you prepare for this Sunday, may you also remind yourself that next week is Holy Week. Please take the opportunity to invite a family member or friend to our Maunday Thursday and Easter services by forwarding them the invite you received earlier this week.

I look forward to worshipping with you this Sunday!

Adam Feichtmann Assistant Pastor