“Lift Up” sermon on March 18th

Pastor Kim’s message is based on John 12: 20-33 . Jesus came so that all people could be lifted up into God’s love. What uplifting message do we pass on to others?

Sermon Notes 

20 Now among those who went up to worship at the festival were some Greeks. 21 They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and said to him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23       John 12: 20-22

  1.  Are we open to people we least expect being open to Jesus?

Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Those who love their life lose it, and those who hate their life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there will my servant be also. Whoever serves me, the Father will honor.          John 12: 23-26

2.  So Jesus attracts us by love for love.  Jesus reaches most people through friendships with other people.

3.  Put a name down after each category below of someone you would invite to try something at our church: worship, Mid-week study, Alpha, Men’s group Wildberries etc.  But first pray about this and let the Spirit guide you and that person.

a. friend

b. family member

c. neighbor

d. co-worker