"Let's Take a Donkey Ride" Pt. III John 12:20-41

Antioch Bible Church Sermon Audio show

Summary: Pastor Ken Hutcherson 12:20 Now some Greeks 39 were among those who had gone up to worship at the feast. 12:21 So these approached Philip, 40 who was fromBethsaida in Galilee, and requested, 41 “Sir, we would like to see Jesus.” 12:22 Philip went and told Andrew, and they both 42 went and told Jesus.12:23 Jesus replied, 43 “The time 44 has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 45 12:24 I tell you the solemn truth, 46 unless a kernel of wheatfalls into the ground and dies, it remains by itself alone. 47 But if it dies, it produces 48 much grain. 49 12:25 The one who loves his life 50 destroys51 it, and the one who hates his life in this world guards 52 it for eternal life. 12:26 If anyone wants to serve me, he must follow 53 me, and where Iam, my servant will be too. 54 If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. 12:27 “Now my soul is greatly distressed. And what should I say? ‘Father, deliver me 55 from this hour’? 56 No, but for this very reason I have come to this hour. 57 12:28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven, 58 “I have glorified it, 59 and I will glorify it 60 again.”12:29 The crowd that stood there and heard the voice 61 said that it had thundered. Others said that an angel had spoken to him. 62 12:30 Jesussaid, 63 “This voice has not come for my benefit 64 but for yours. 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world 65 will be driven out. 66 12:32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people 67 to myself.” 12:33 (Now he said this to indicate clearly what kind of death he was going to die.) 68 12:34 Then the crowd responded, 69 “We have heard from the law that the Christ 70 will remain forever. 71 How 72 can you say, ‘The Son of Manmust be lifted up’? Who is this Son of Man?” 12:35 Jesus replied, 73 “The light is with you for a little while longer. 74 Walk while you have the light,so that the darkness may not overtake you. 75 The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 12:36 While you have the light,believe in the light, so that you may become sons of light.” 76 When Jesus had said these things, he went away and hid himself from them. The Outcome of Jesus’ Public Ministry Foretold 12:37 Although Jesus 77 had performed 78 so many miraculous signs before them, they still refused to believe in him, 12:38 so that the word 79 of Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled. He said, 80 “Lord, who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of the Lord 81 been revealed?” 82 12:39 For this reason they could not believe, 83 because again Isaiah said, 12:40 “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, 84 so that they would not see with their eyes and understand with their heart, 85 and turn to me, 86 and I would heal them.” 87 12:41 Isaiah said these things because he saw Christ’s 88 glory, and spoke about him.