Passion: The Unresolved Tension of Easter Part 1 (John 12)



Passion: The Unresolved Tension of Easter

Part 1 (John 12)



John 12

20 Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival.

Universality
of the Gospel

John 12

21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.”

Urgency
for the
sign Giver

John 12

22 Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.
John 12

23 Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.

His Passion

John 12

24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.

Our Passion

John 12

25 Anyone who loves their life will lose it, while anyone who hates their life in this world will keep it for eternal life.

balance
vs.
priority

John 12

26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

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