The Purloined Prophecy

By Tim Butler | Posted at 8:00 AM

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On October 16, 2016, I shared a message from John 12:27–12:36 at Grace PCA. We reflected on how our Savior rescues us from our blindness and brings us into the truth.

Sermon Notes

Main idea: Jesus rescues us from our blindness to the truth

  1. Jesus leads us to the ____________________ (vv. 27-29)
  2. Jesus leads us away from ___________ (vv. 30-31, cf. Hebrews 2:14-15)
  3. Jesus leads us to _____________ (v. 32-35; cf. Philippians 2:9-11, Isaiah 52:13)

Why does Jesus allow us to peek inside his thought process here?

Community Group Questions

Opening Question

1.) Can you think of a time you were trying to find something and it was right in front of you the whole time? Did you eventually find it or did someone else point it out to you?

Study Questions

Read John 12:27-36.

2.) Why is Jesus troubled in v. 27? How do vv. 23-26 help us better understand what Jesus is referring to?

3.) Why do you suppose the people miss what is going on in v. 29 and who Jesus is in v. 34?

4.) What are some ways that we miss what God is doing in our lives? Are there times that you only realized after the fact that God was working in some way in your life?

Application

5.) How should a passage like this affect the way that we share the Gospel with others?


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