This week, we have the honour of welcoming Martin Contant as guest pastor. The theme of the sermon is a Lenten theme. Jesus recognizes that the hour has come for him to be glorified. In John's gospel that means he is going to go to the cross. People are looking for Jesus as the miracle worker, and they want the goodies he generously distributes...feeding the 5000, healing the sick, casting out demons. But they don't want to give up their lives for him to be their Lord. So he demonstrates what that means by going to the cross. He explains it in a simple little parable. "Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and rise, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds." Through the sermon, Jesus is asking us what we need to die to in our own lives, so that we will be able to bear much fruit for his kingdom.
Scripture: John 12: 20-33
Text: John 12: 24