REALIGN TO SERVE
March 28, 2021
John 12:12-18—The next day, when the large crowd that had come to the festival heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 they took palm branches and went out to meet Him. They kept shouting: “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord —the King of Israel!” 14Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written: 15Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion. Look, your King is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt. 16 His disciples did not understand these things at first. However, when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about Him and that they had done these things to Him. 17 Meanwhile, the crowd, which had been with Him when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, continued to testify. 18 This is also why the crowd met Him, because they heard He had done this sign.
I. Jesus offered His life to .
Vs. 23-24—Jesus replied to them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24Truly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains by itself. But if it dies, it produces much fruit.
Mark 10:43-45—(Jesus speaking) But it is not so among you. On the contrary, whoever wants to become great among you will be your servant, 44and whoever wants to be first among you will be a slave to all. 45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
1. Jesus served the .
Vs. 27-28—Now my soul is troubled. What should I say—Father, save Me from this hour? But that is why I came to this hour. 28 Father, glorify Your name.”
2. Jesus served .
Vs. 32-33— As for Me, if I am lifted up from the earth I will draw all people to Myself.” 33 He said this to indicate what kind of death He was about to die.
II. Jesus calls you to a of .
Vs. 25-26—The one who loves his life will lose it, and the one who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves Me, he must follow Me. Where I am, there my servant also will be. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.
1. to and serve the Father.
Luke 9:23-24—Then he said to them all, “If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me. 24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life because of me will save it.
2. to and serve those around you.
Galatians 2:20—I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.The life I now live in the body I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Matthew 6:10— come. be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Luke 22:42—Father, if You are willing, take this cup away from Me—nevertheless, not My will, but Yours, be done.”
your life in Christ is the only way to
the life you were meant to .
Vs. 35-36—Jesus answered, “The light will be with you only a little longer. Walk while you have the light so that darkness does not overtake you. The one who walks in darkness doesn’t know where he’s going. 36 While you have the light, believe in the light so that you may become children of light.”
Are you ready to accept Jesus today?
Just pray a prayer like this:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Your Name. Amen
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