经文 ：【约翰福音 12：20 -28】
20 那时，上来过节礼拜的人中，有几个希腊人。 21 他们来见加利利伯赛大的腓力，求他说：「先生，我们愿意见耶稣。」 22 腓力去告诉安得烈，安得烈同腓力去告诉耶稣。
23 耶稣说：「人子得荣耀的时候到了。 24 我实实在在地告诉你们：一粒麦子不落在地里死了，仍旧是一粒;若是死了，就结出许多子粒来。 25 爱惜自己生命的，就失丧生命;在这世上恨恶自己生命的，就要保守生命到永生。 26 若有人服侍我，就当跟从我;我在哪里，服侍我的人也要在哪里。 若有人服侍我，我父必尊重他。 27 我现在心里忧愁，我说什么才好呢？ 父啊，救我脱离这时候！ 但我原是为这时候来的。 28 父啊，愿你荣耀你的名！」 当时就有声音从天上来说：「我已经荣耀了我的名，还要再荣耀。」
1. 来找耶稣的是几位希腊人。 他们是外邦人。
3. 人子得荣耀的时刻到了，就是人子要好像一粒麦子一样，落在地里，死了！ 然后结出许多子粒。
Scripture:【John 12:20 -28】
20 At that time, among the people who came to worship at that time, there were a few Greeks. 21They came to Philip of Bethsaida in California and begged him to say, "Sir, we would like to see Jesus." 22 Philip went to tell Andrew, and Andrew and Philip went to tell Jesus. 23 Jesus said, "The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 I tell you the truth: If a grain of wheat does not fall on the ground and dies, it will remain one grain. If it dies, it will bear many grains. 25 Those who love their lives will lose them; those who hate their lives in this world must keep their lives to eternal life. 26 If anyone serves me, follow me; wherever I am, those who serve me will also be there. If anyone serves me, my father will respect him. 27 I am sad now, what shall I say? Father, save me from this time! But I came for this time. 28 Father, may you glorify Your name!" At that time there was a voice from the sky saying: "I have already glorified my name, and I will glorify it again."
The gospel of saving all peoples is accomplished through Christ's obedience and self-denial, and it is for the glory of God! A. The Gospel of Saving All People 1. A few Greeks came to Jesus. They were Gentiles. 2. These Greeks came to worship during the festival, showing that they had believed in God. 3. This confirms what verse 19 says, behold, you are in vain, and the world has followed him. 4. The Gospel of John has always been dedicated to the teaching that Jesus Christ is the Lord of the people, not just the Lord of the Israelites. 5. What does this have to do with us? 6. What does "the time has come" mean?
1) This event is planned;
2) God has his time and plan to accomplish everything.
B. The gospel of saving all people is accomplished through Christ's obedience and self-denial; 1. The death of a grain of wheat means that Jesus is about to walk to the cross and die. 2. To bear many seeds, it means that Jesus wants to attract all people to become His disciples. 3. The time has come for the Son of Man to be glorified, that is, the Son of Man will fall into the ground and die like a grain of wheat! Then bears many seeds. 4. Self-denial is for two purposes: `
1) To produce many seeds;
2) For the glory of God. 5. The only way of discipleship training is: deny yourself! C. The gospel of saving people is for the glory of God. 1. East Asian culture's understanding of glory and shame; 2. Our current situation: poor people live poorly for poor self-honor, family glory, and national glory. 3. We live for the glory of God, because we are created by Him and He is our Lord. 4. I live for Christ, and it is good for me to die for Him.