John 10:27: My sheep hear my voice; and I know them and they follow me.

John 20:31 -- But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

John 12 Commentary of the Bible

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The Grain of Wheat  ( John 12:12-36 )  Daily Devotion

Jesus replied, The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. (John 12:23-24)

Triumph Or Tragedy?  ( John 12:12-26 )  Sunday Message

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John's account of our Lord's so-called triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem is very brief:

The Cure to Loneliness  ( John 12:20-26 )  Sunday Message

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In our series on the Treasures of the Parables of Jesus we have been looking at certain fascinating stories that our Lord told which illustrated some fantastic truths, and have been trying to discover what was hidden away, by divine forethought, in these wonderful stories. But not all the parables of Jesus are stories. Sometimes he used what we might call amini-parable, i.e., a metaphor, a figure of speech, a parabolic illustration. Around this, he would gather certain vital teaching.

The Glory of the Cross  ( John 12:27-50 )  Daily Devotion

The crowd that was there and heard it said it had thundered; others said an angel had spoken to him. Jesus said, This voice was for your benefit, not mine. Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself. He said this to show the kind of death he was going to die. (John 12:29-33)

Faithful Belief and Fatal Unbelief  ( John 12:27-50 )  Sunday Message

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Many have noted that the Gospel of John does not have an account of the struggles of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. There are gnarled, ancient olive trees still growing in that garden today, and some of them may date back to the days of Jesus. One old tree may mark the exact spot where he knelt in prayer and great drops of bloody sweat dropped from his brow. Yet there is no account of this struggle in John's gospel. That seems strange, especially since John was one of the three disciples (the others were Peter and James) whom our Lord took with him on that evening.