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Sunday, 3 February 2019


Rev. Canon George Sinclair
by Rev. Canon George Sinclair                           
 Pastor of the Church of the Messiah, Ottawa, ON. 

Podcast of CFRA broadcast on Sunday,   
February 3rd, 2019:

We want to meet Jesus

The broadcast today is a shortened version of a longer sermon I gave at Church of the Messiah, Ottawa. You can listen to it at - go to Sermons. This sermon is part of my series, "Knowing Jesus: John's Intimate Biography."

Today’s Reading:  John 12:20-30 (ESV)

Some Greeks Seek Jesus

20 Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. 21 So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” 22 Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. 23 And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. 25 Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

The Son of Man Must Be Lifted Up

27 “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. 28 Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” 29 The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” 30 Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not mine.
Knowing Jesus: John’s Intimate Biography
“We want to meet Jesus”

John 12: 20-30
1.       Jesus is the Seed that died to bear much fruit.
2.      Death is a sign and instrument of the Lord’s judgment on the bent human desire to be God.
3.      When Jesus died, He bore every reason that you have been judged, and the judgement itself.
4.      The Good News of who Jesus is and what He accomplished for you, calls you to “hate” your life in this world, and to follow and serve Him.


Father, Pour out the Holy Spirit upon all who have heard this message, today. Help us to turn to Jesus – trusting in Him as our Saviour and Lord.
Help us then –having heard that—to hate our life in this world and to turn to Jesus and to follow and serve Him. Help us, Father, to know what that means in our day-to-day lives. Amen.

Rev. Canon George Sinclair
Church of the Messiah
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