• 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

  • Greeting the King

    John 12:12–15

    The crowd on the first Palm Sunday sought a Jesus who would conquer Rome. Today, we may not be looking for such a Jesus, but we are all tempted to follow the Jesus of our own imaginings and not the ...Read More

  • Plotting against Lazarus

    John 12:9–11

    As fallen human beings, we must be careful lest jealousy consume our hearts. It is easy for us to be jealous of the position and accomplishments of others, and if we are not careful, such jealousy can lead to disaster. ...Read More

  • The Anointing of Jesus

    John 12:1–8

    Scripture repeatedly calls us to help the impoverished. However, this is not all that we are called to do with our resources. It is appropriate to use our resources in other ways that honor Christ and His church, and it ...Read More

  • The Art of Standing Firm

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