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John 12:20-36 – Death before Life

My sermon notes for Sunday, March. 11th as we continue our study through The Gospel of John. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon.  To see the sermon each week or subscribe to the weekly sermon podcast please visit http://www.fbcap.net

 

John 12:20-36 – Death before Life

 

[20] Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. [21] So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” [22] Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. [23] And Jesus answered them, “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] Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. [26] If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

[27] “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. [28] Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” [29] The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” [30] Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not mine. [31] Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. [32] And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” [33] He said this to show by what kind of death he was going to die. [34] So the crowd answered him, “We have heard from the Law that the Christ remains forever. How can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?” [35] So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. [36] While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.”

 

THE HOUR HAS COME – vv. 20-26

 

v. 19 – The Pharisee’s stated the “world has gone after Him”.

v. 20 – Greeks, the Gentiles – the “world” comes to Him.

vv. 23-26 – Jesus predicts His death

 

I MUST BE LIFTED UP – vv. 27-34

 

vv. 27-29 – The agony of His soul and the Father’s response

 

 

vv. 30-34 – Why the cross / What the cross will accomplish (Words to the crowd)

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE HOUR HAS COME AND HE WAS LIFTED UP, SO WE MAY WALK IN THE LIGHT – VV. 35-36

 

WHILE YOU HAVE THE LIGHT, BELIEVE IN THE LIGHT

 

THE CROSS DEMANDS A DECISION

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