Pastor Ron Roddey
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Evening, November 29, 2015
John Chapter 12
12:1 Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where
Lazarus was, which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.
12:2 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was
one of them that sat at the table with him.
12:3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and
anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the
house was filled with the odour of the ointment.
12:4 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which
should betray him,
12:5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given
to the poor?
12:6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a
thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
12:7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath
she kept this.
12:8 For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.
12:9 Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they
came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also,
whom he had raised from the dead.
12:10 But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also
12:11 Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and
believed on Jesus.
12:12 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they
heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
12:13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and
cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of
12:14 And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon; as it is
12:15 Fear not, daughter of Sion: behold, thy King cometh, sitting on an
12:16 These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when
Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written
of him, and that they had done these things unto him.
12:17 The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out
of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.
12:18 For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that
he had done this miracle.
12:19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye
prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
12:20 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship
at the feast:
12:21 The same came therefore to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of
Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
12:22 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell
12:23 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of
man should be glorified.
12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into
the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth
12:25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life
in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there
shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
12:27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me
from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.
12:28 Father, glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven,
saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.
12:29 The people therefore, that stood by, and heard it, said that it
thundered: others said, An angel spake to him.
12:30 Jesus answered and said, This voice came not because of me, but
for your sakes.
12:31 Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this
world be cast out.
12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto
12:33 This he said, signifying what death he should die.
12:34 The people answered him, We have heard out of the law that Christ
abideth for ever: and how sayest thou, The Son of man must be lifted up?
who is this Son of man?
12:35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with
you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he
that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
12:36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the
children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide
himself from them.
12:37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they
believed not on him:
12:38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he
spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of
the Lord been revealed?
12:39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,
12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they
should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be
converted, and I should heal them.
12:41 These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.
12:42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but
because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be
put out of the synagogue:
12:43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
12:44 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on
me, but on him that sent me.
12:45 And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.
12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me
should not abide in darkness.
12:47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not:
for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
12:48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that
judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in
the last day.
12:49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he
gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I
speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.