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Summary: THE WORLD IS LOOKING FOR LIGHT IN DARK TIMES, POINT THEM TO JESUS.

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JESUS THE LIGHT

JOHN 12:20-36

INTRO: GREEKS SEEK JESUS

1: JESUS COMES TO JERUSALEM

A) THE FAME OF THE JESUS WAS WELL TRAVELED

B) THE BIBLE SAYS THEY WENT FORTH TO MEET HIM WHEN HE APPROACHED THE CITY

C) CRYING HOSANNA BLESSED IS THE KING OF ISRAEL THAT COMETH IN THE NAME OF THE LORD.

POINT: WHEN JESUS ARRIVED AT JERUSALEM EVERYONE KNEW IT. A LARGE CROWD HAD GONE OUT TO MEET HIM. THE SCRIPTURE SAYS THE PHARISEES SAID THE WORLD IS GONE AFTER HIM. THE PILGRIMS OF THE PASSOVER FEAST HAD RUN TO GREET JESUS BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT HIM TO BE THE MESSIAH. THEY THOUGHT HE HAD COME TO OVERTHROW THE ROMANS.

2: GREEKS SEEK JESUS

A) THEY SAID SIR, THIS SIGNIFIES RESPECT TO PHILLIP

B) THEY RESPECTED PHILLIP BECAUSE OF HIS RELATIONSHIP TO CHRIST

C) THEIR REQUEST, WE WOULD SEE JESUS

POINT: THESE MEN WISHED TO SPEAK WITH JESUS, THEY WENT TO THE DISCIPLE PHILLIP AND REQUESTED TO SEE JESUS. THEY TREATED PHILLIP WITH RESPECT AND SOUGHT HIM TO GET TO JESUS. WE SHOULD SEEK TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE OF CHRIST AND ONE WAY TO DO SO IS TO RESPECT AND BEFREIND THOSE WHO KNOW HIM.

BODY: THE HOUR IS COME

1: A CORN OF WHEAT

A) FALL INTO THE GROUND AND DIE

B) IF IT DIES IT BRINGS MUCH FRUIT

C) JESUS IS SPEAKING OF WHAT HIS DEATH WILL BRING FORTH

POINT: THE DEATH, BURIAL, AND RESSURECTION OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, BROUGHT ABOUT A BOUNTIFUL HARVEST OF SOULS THAT WE ARE STILL REAPING TODAY.

2: SERVANT’S HEART AND SPIRITUAL CONDITION

A) LOVE HIS LIFE SHALL LOSE IT

B) HATE HIS LIFE SHALL KEEP IT UNTO LIFE ETERNAL

C) SERVE ME, FOLLOW ME

D) SERVE ME, MY FATHER WILL HONOUR YOU

POINT: JESUS SPEAKS OF WHAT HIS DISCIPLES SHOULD DO, AND WHAT THEY SHOULD HOPE AND STRIVE FOR. HOPE FOR HEAVEN, DON’T ALLOW THE WORLD TO ENTICE AND CHOKE THE SPIRIT OUT OF YOU. FOLLOW JESUS ANYWHERE, GOD WILL HONOR THE STEDFAST, AND WILL KEEP THOSE WHO TRUST IN HIM.

3: VOICE FROM HEAVEN

A) V 27

B) FATHER GLORIFY THY NAME

C) VOICE CAME FROM HEAVEN

D) I HAVE GLORIFIED IT AND WILL GLORIFY IT AGAIN

POINT: JESUS GLORIFIED THE FATHER IN HIS SUFFERINGS AND HIS DEATH, HE WOULD ALSO GLORIFY THE FATHER IN HIS RESSURECTION AND ASCENSION. THE VOCIE INDICATES THOSE OCCASIONS.

CLOSING: V 32 IF I BE LIFTED UP FROM THE EARTH, WILL DRAW ALL MEN UNTO ME.

1: THE CROSS

A) IS THE HEART OF THE CHURCH’S MESSAGE

B) THE CROSS IS WHAT DRAWS ALL PEOPLE TO JESUS

C) JESUS SIGNIFIED WHAT DEATH HE SHOULD DIE, V 33

POINT: OUR PLACE IS TO TELL AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE CAN ABOUT JESUS AND THE CROSS. IT WILL DRAW MEN TO CHRIST.

2: YET A LITTLE WHILE

A) THE LIGHT WITH YOU

B) HE SPOKE THIS OF HIMSELF

C) WALK IN LIGHT

D) BELIEVE IN THE LIGHT

POINT: JESUS CHRIST IS THE LIGHT OF THE THAT SHINES FOR MANKIND TO COME UNTO SALVATION. HIS SACRIFICE,HIS DEATH, HIS CROSS, HIS RESSURECTION, HIS ASCENSION TO HEAVEN, THIS IS WHAT DRAWS ALL MEN UNTO HIM.

CONCLUSION: WE MAKE THINGS TO COMPLICATED SOMETIMES. PREACH THE CROSS, THE REASON FOR THE CROSS, THE MEANING OF THE CROSS. THE LOVE OF THE CROSS, THE FROGIVNESS AT THE CROSS. SHOW PEOPLE THE LIGHT, SHOW THEM JESUS CHRIST!!!!!!!!!


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