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John 12:20-26

Jesus before did not embrace He’s Kingship publicly, but now at the triumphal entry, He embraces it!  It’s time, most preferably, time for the crucifixion and resurrection.  So the Greeks, intrigued, want to see Jesus.  We don’t know whether He ever really got to see them, but His response is the same to anyone who wants to see, serve, and follow Him today.  We see His response in verses 24-26.


Death Equals Bearing Much Fruit v.24

If you don’t bear fruit, you’ve never died to self.  Agriculturally the seed gives up its former status as a dried piece of grain, and with nutrients it’s transformed into a germinating, root sprouting, leaf possessing organism that will eventually bear fruit.  It can’t do anything unless it’s transformed!  In a state of setting alone, without nutrients in the ground, it remains the same.  No fruit! 

This is clearly a statement about the coming death, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus.  Nothing is possible without His great sacrifice for us!  It’s also a clear picture of what must happen to us!

Die to sin, live for Christ!  Paul tells us this beautifully in 2 Corinthians 5:15 “and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.”


Loss of Life Equals Eternal Life v.25

How to Loss Your Life for Christ



Christ More than Everything and Everyone. (Know He is your Savior and Lord)


to be in His presence. (There is a huge difference between being a fan and a follower, a fan knows facts, a follower is in His presence.  You cannot truly be in His presence and lust for sin.)

Locate and Love

those who need Him.  (The Great Commission is not a suggestion, it’s a command)
I’ve been giving a burden!  I’m ready to loss my life for Poplarville!  I’m all in!  I have such a burning desire that these families in these homes right around our church become truly transformed by the gospel!  I can’t sleep, knowing that some will indeed go to Hell, and some will go to Hell that do not think they’ll go to Hell!  If we don’t rely on the power of Christ to use us to transform the block, we are worshiping ourselves, our comfort, and not the Christ of the Bible! 

He’s glory demands our death to self



Following Jesus Equals Being with Him v.26a

John 10:27 “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”

Is Christ a comfortable addition to your life or is He the commanding affection of your life?


Serving Jesus Equals Being Honored by God v.26b

Matthew 25:21 “His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.”

When we give everything for Christ, we really gain everything that really matters!  Just like a soldier that signs a blank check that says, with payment of my life!  Will you do that for Christ?  Will you say, with payment of my life?