Thunder or Angels
SERIES – Share the Hope
John 12:20-29 GNV
20 Some Greeks were among those who had gone to Jerusalem to worship during the festival.
21 They went to Philip (he was from Bethsaida in Galilee) and said, “Sir, we want to see Jesus.”
22 Philip went and told Andrew, and the two of them went and told Jesus.
23 Jesus answered them, “The hour has now come for the Son of Man to receive great glory.
24 I am telling you the truth: a grain of wheat remains no more than a single grain unless it is dropped into the ground and dies. If it does die, then it produces many grains.
25 Those who love their own life will lose it; those who hate their own life in this world will keep it for life eternal.
26 Whoever wants to serve me must follow me, so that my servant will be with me where I am. And my Father will honor anyone who serves me.
27 “Now my heart is troubled—and what shall I say? Shall I say, ‘Father, do not let this hour come upon me’? But that is why I came—so that I might go through this hour of suffering.
28 Father, bring glory to your name!” Then a voice spoke from heaven, “I have brought glory to it, and I will do so again.”
29 The crowd standing there heard the voice, and some of them said it was thunder, while others said, “An angel spoke to him!”
John 1:29 KJV – The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John 3:16 KJV – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
2 Chronicles 19:7 NLT – Fear the Lord and judge with integrity, for the Lord our God does not tolerate perverted justice, partiality, or the taking of bribes.” Partiality is treating one group of people better than another group.
Options every farmer has with the grain:
1. Consume it
2. Conserve it
3. Contribute it
People who save others cannot save themselves. The cross is about Jesus dying so that we might
live. The number one problem with Christianity is that we have taken the cross out of it. A religion that costs nothing accomplishes nothing.
Hebrew 11:27 KJV – By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. Galatians 6:9 KJV – And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we
Thunder or Angels