John 12:12-36

“Sir, we wish to see Jesus” (v21).  The Greeks who were in Jerusalem had heard about Jesus and wanted to know more.  In response, Jesus explained that he wasn’t a normal hero; he was going to die to save the world, and those who followed him would also be called to give up their comfort, power, and control, and perhaps their very lives (v24-26).  Only by Jesus’ sacrificial love would “the ruler of this world be cast out” (v31).

“And I … will draw all people to myself” (v32).  Jesus won people to Himself not by taking control but by giving up his life; if we want people to see Him, we are called to the same path.