When the World Goes After Jesus (John 12:9-50)
You may wish to see Jesus. But the real question is, “Do you want to believe in Him?” (all of John’s Gospel is written so that we might believe in Him and have life.”
Believe is more than mere acknowledgment; it’s Assent (Jesus is true; I choose to trust Him), it’s Adoration (Jesus is beautiful/glorious to me), it’s Abiding (Jesus is good/I obey Him and live my life according to Him and His rule).
When the world goes after Jesus, they want a King who will conquer their enemies, but not necessarily rule over them. Jesus says, essentially, “You can’t have one without the other.”
In our passage today, we see that Jesus is a king with a mission coming to a people with a condition.
Sermon: When the World Goes After Jesus
Series: Part 27 of the series Walking with God: A Journey Through the Gospel of John
Passage: John 12:9-50
Preacher: Chris Gensheer, Lead Pastor of Christ Church Mansfield
About Christ Church Mansfield
Christ Church Mansfield exists to help all people believe the gospel of Jesus more deeply and apply it more widely in Dallas / Fort Worth and beyond. We are a gospel-centered, reformed, and missional church and members of Acts 29, Presbyterian Church in America, and The Gospel Coalition.
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Gospel of John by Herman Ridderboss – https://amzn.to/2x7MJvS
The Gospel According to John by D.A. Carson – https://amzn.to/2xd4cUL
The Light Has Come: An Exposition of the Fourth Gospel by Leslie Newbigin – https://amzn.to/2CP7d2z
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