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Scripture Reading: John 12:17-23

We Wish to See Jesus (1)

Intro.

1.  Gentiles wanted to see Jesus, Jno. 12:20-21.

2.  Today, we only see Jesus by faith; cf. Jno. 20:29; 1 Pet. 1:8-9.

  a.  Must see Him as He is not a 21st century perversion. Rom. 10:17

  b.  Ultimately, by seeing Jesus we are seeing God, Jno. 14:9.

3.  They needed a Savior and so do we. Like them, we need to see Jesus and put our faith in Him.

 

I.  WE SEE JESUS:

  A.  In the Beginning, Gen. 1:1.

    1.  His eternal, creative nature as God, Jno. 1:1-3.

    2.  Preeminence, Initiator, Source, Cause of creation (Rev. 3:14), Col. 1:15-16.

    3.  His glorious majesty, Jno. 17:5; 1:14.

  B.  Anticipated in Prophecy, Gen. 3:15; 12:3.

    1.  His coming, Isa. 7:14 (Matt. 1:22-23); 9:6-7 (Lk. 2:10-11; 1:31-33); Micah 5:2.

    2.  His mission, Isa. 53:4-6.

    3.  His victory, Acts 2:33-36.

  C.  As the Lamb of God, Jno. 1:29.

    1.  A sacrifice sufficient to take away our sins, Heb. 10:4, 10; Isa. 53:11.

    2.  One who can redeem us, 1 Pet. 1:18-20 (Rom. 5:6-11).

    3.  One who would bear the punishment of our sins, 1 Pet. 2:24; 2 Cor. 5:21. He took our place!

    4.  Worthy is the Lamb! Rev. 5:6-10

 

To be continued...