Lifted Up for Glory – John 12:27-36
Jesus is worthy of praise and His saving work on the cross is one of the most important reasons why. In this sermon Pastor David explains how Jesus was most highly glorified by being lifted up on the cross. As counterintuitive as it may seem Jesus’ death magnified His greatness by giving life to many.
Now is My soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’?
But for this purpose I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify Your name.”
Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.”
29 The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered.
Others said, “An angel has spoken to Him.”
30 Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not Mine.
31 Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out.
32 And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to Myself.”
33 He said this to show by what kind of death He was going to die.
34 So the crowd answered Him, “We have heard from the Law that the Christ remains forever. How can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?”
35 So Jesus said to them, “The Light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the Light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. 36 While you have the Light, believe in the Light, that you may become sons of Light.” When Jesus had said these things, He departed and hid Himself from them. (John 12:27-36)