John 12:20-36 Episode 25 - Fruitfulness Through Death
May 13, 2020 | Andrew Davis
Some Greek worshipers who had come to Jerusalem for the Passover asked to be able to spend time with Jesus. Jesus used the occasion to speak of the glory and cost of the worldwide salvation He had come into the world to accomplish. He used a word-picture of a kernel of wheat which must die to produce other seeds. They, too, must die in the same way for the multiplication to go to all nations. The cost is high, for Jesus is deeply troubled, and voices (and rejects) the prayer, “Father, save me from this hour.” He rejects this vigorously for His entire purpose in entering the world was to die on the Cross. In so doing, He would draw men from every nation to salvation. He ends by warning unbelieving Jews to take advantage of His final days to put their trust in Him.