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  • Seeing the Son, Seeing the Father

    John 12:44–46

    Jesus is not merely “one way” to God or one option among many to whom we can look to figure out what God is like. No, to see Him is to see God, and the only way to see God ...Read More

  • Fear and the Reign of God

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  • A Call to Commitment

    John 12:42–43

    Inasmuch as we must personally trust in Christ alone for salvation, faith is a personal matter. However, faith is never a private matter. If we believe in Christ, we must be willing to confess Him before others and to declare ...Read More

  • The Glory Isaiah Saw

    John 12:36b–41

    Leon Morris, who was one of the foremost twentieth-century New Testament scholars, comments on today’s passage: “God’s purposes are not frustrated by the opposition of evil people. They are accomplished.” God used the hard hearts of Jesus’ opponents to fulfill ...Read More

  • Walking in the Light while There’s Still Time

    John 12:33–36a

    Being raised in the church and attending for many years is a great blessing. However, if we are not careful, it can make us complacent. We can think that we can put off trusting Christ until tomorrow. But we do ...Read More

  • The Moment of Judgment and Salvation

    John 12:31–32

    When Jesus says He draws “all people” to Himself in John 12:32, He means all people without distinction. That is, He means people from all kinds of backgrounds are drawn to Him, not each and every person. Jesus laid down ...Read More

  • Hearing a Voice from Heaven

    John 12:27–30

    Although God had made it clear through the ministry of Jesus that something new was happening, He spoke again from heaven in order that no one would miss His point. That is the kind of God we serve, One who ...Read More

  • Responding to Hardships

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  • Death and Glory

    John 12:20–26

    The hatred of the world that Jesus commends is not utter disdain for this present life but rather seeing this world in proper relation to the world to come. John Calvin comments, “To love this life is not in itself ...Read More

  • Misunderstanding Jesus

    John 12:16–19

    It is possible for us to misunderstand Jesus as the disciples did. This is not due to any fault of Jesus but is a problem created by our own sin, ignorance, or lack of faith. By God’s grace, we can ...Read More

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