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February
11 2011
Service

Jesus doesn't argue theology. He makes an issue out of the gospel only. John 12:34-37

John 12:34 The multitude therefore answered Him, "We have heard out of the Law that the Christ is to remain forever; and how can You say, 'The Son of Man must be lifted up'? Who is this Son of Man?"   So there are two...
February
09 2011
Service

The spiritual death of Christ is the only means of righteousness. John 12:27-34; John 16:1-8

John 12:27 "Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, 'Father, save Me from this hour'? But for this purpose I came to this hour.   Now in the next verse He prays a true prayer. That in verse 27 was an illustrative prayer.   John 12:28 "Father, glorify Thy...
February
06 2011
Service

Returning to the cross, the source of all grace - Redemption. Eph 1:7

Recap Eph 1:6. Eph 1:6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.   Eph 1:6 “Resulting in the recognition of glory from the source of his grace, from which he has pursued us with grace in the One having been loved.”   We are...
February
04 2011
Service

The Lord carries the pressure of the cross before He carries the cross and it's all for you and me. John 12:27-31; Psa 110:1

The Lord Jesus Christ has been dealing with the Greeks, and now He switches over to the entire world.   John 12:27 "Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, 'Father, save Me from this hour'? But for this purpose I came to this hour.   He had no sin, therefore He had never...
February
02 2011
Service

Believe, prioritize, then serve in humility. The Lord is the Preeminent One. John 12:24-27

John 12:20 Now there were certain Greeks among those who were going up to worship at the feast;   John 12:21 these therefore came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and began to ask him, saying, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."   John 12:22 Philip came and told...
January
26 2011
Service

After salvation our priorities of soul must change with Christ at the top. MP3 click here John 12:20-24; Rev 3:21, 4:9

John 12:20 Now there were certain Greeks among those who were going up to worship at the feast;   John 12:21 these therefore came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and began to ask him, saying, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."   However, since Philip is a bit...
January
21 2011
Service

Greeks signal the salvation that will come to the Gentiles. Joh 12:20-24

We are poised at the great entrance of Christ into Jerusalem on the back of a young donkey. This is 5 days before the Passover and the Lord’s triumphal entry; what is traditionally known as Palm Sunday.   Everyone was in a state of excitement or agitation. The disciples have just had their faith muscled by watching the...
January
19 2011
Service

The rejection of Christ by the Jews opens up a conversation with MP3 click here Gentiles. John 12:20-22; Isa 11:10; 42:6; 49:6

John 12:12 On the next day the great multitude who had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,   John 12:13 took the branches of the palm trees, and went out to meet Him, and began to cry out, "Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of...
January
16 2011
Service

Using the power of God to destroy the fortresses that stand between you and the super-grace life. Eph 1:6; Eph 3:14-19; 2Co 10:3-4

I know of a certain person who is a believer who is wonderful to be around when things are going well but not so much when things are bad. [and no, they are not here]   When a person like this faces obstacles they easily give up on their pursuits, get very emotional, fall into self-pity and pout and...
January
14 2011
Service

Who's who in the multitude that comes out to see Jesus on the colt. John 12:12-19; Zec 9:9; Gen 49:10

This brings us back to John 12:12 where the Palm Sunday incident is recorded. But remembering that John is the Gospel of the Son of God it will be handled in a little different way.   John 12:12 On the next day the great multitude who had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,...
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