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John 12:20-26

Serving Christ Alone

March 21, 2010

Simon Goncharenko

21 FELLOWSHIP – SBC

OUTLINE

 

 

A fulfilling Christian life involves both a continual process of dying to self and choosing to serve Christ alone.

 

 

I.                   All who seek Christ are guaranteed to find Him – vv. 20-22.

 

II.                A fulfilling Christian life begins with death – vv. 23-25.

a.       Exaltation often comes through pain – v. 23

b.      Multiplication can only come through death – v. 24.

c.       Gaining eternal life happens through losing self and vice versa – v. 25

 

III.             The exclusive nature of serving Christ – v.26

a.       The desire must be followed by commitment – v. 26.

b.      Shared destiny with Christ is guaranteed to those who follow Him – v. 26.

c.       God the Father will honor those who serve Christ – v.26.