Worship Preparation: August 25, 2019

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Read the sermon text: John 12:27-36

Read the sermon summary: In our passage from last week, Jesus said that the hour had come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Then he explained by a parable that the hour had to do with his death which would bear fruit. In our passage for this Sunday, we get more information about this hour of which Jesus speaks and about the fruit borne by his death. The coming of Jesus’ hour results in the Father’s name being glorified, the devil being defeated, and all God’s people (Jew and Gentile) being drawn to Jesus in faith. When the crowds want to further discuss the relationship between the Messiah and the Son of Man, Jesus calls them to respond rightly to the revelation they have already received. Walk in the light while you still have it! Believe in the light and become sons of light! In preparation for the sermon consider the following questions: Compare and contrast Jesus’ potential prayer in verse 27 with his actual prayer in verse 28. What does his actual prayer signify about his response to this troubling situation? If the crowd didn’t understand the voice, what might Jesus mean that it was for their sake, not his? How do the author’s comments in verse 33 help us understand Jesus’ words in verse 32?

Read the following song lyrics in relation to the sermon:

Hallelujah What A Savior (Gethsemane)
Man of sorrows what a name
For the Son of God who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim
Hallelujah what a Savior

Bearing shame and scoffing rude
In my place condemned He stood
Sealed my pardon with His blood
Hallelujah what a Savior

Guilty vile and helpless we
Spotless Lamb of God was He
Full atonement can it be
Hallelujah what a Savior

Lifted up was He to die
It is finished was His cry
Now in heaven exalted high
Hallelujah what a Savior

When He comes our glorious King
All His ransomed home to bring
Then anew this song we'll sing
Hallelujah what a Savior

CCLI Song # 29530
Philip Paul Bliss
© Words: Public Domain
Music: Public Domain
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CCLI License # 11078052

Preaching: Jim Upchurch
Music Leader: Landon Pauley

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