The Glory of God in the Lifted Up Christ (Part One)

Sunday’s message from John 12:27-33 is now on the web. You can listen to the audio here.

I summarized the first three points of the passage this way:

The glory of God went on stunning display in the lifted up Christ, in the passion of His suffering, the prayer of His heart, and the pleasure of His Father to glorify His name. The last two points – in the profit of His crowd and the purpose of His death – will have to wait until next time. Can you remain unmoved by the passion and prayer of Jesus crowned by the Father’s pleasure? Though agonized by the prospect and tempted to abort, yet He kept His appointment with the hour. Believe in the One whom the Father so relentlessly and continuously glorifies, the lifted up Son, Jesus the Christ.

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift that buoys us through temptation with His unlimited resources as our great High Priest and in and through whom we enjoy the Father’s delight and pleasure.

4 responses

  1. Thanks, PC, for the encouragement that our lives put God on display and by the work of Christ on the cross and the power of the HS we have the ability to make Him shine to a dark and dying world. (Thanks, too, to the tech guys that make this online audio available so we can listen, even if I did get to play with the babies this week!)

  2. This was a heavy one, Pastor. The “balance sheet” motif was gripping, convicting and glorious. Dude. Thanks for bringing it relentlessly.

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