Life: Love It or Hate It

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele
John: That You May Believe
Life: Love It or Hate It 

  • The Fruitfulness of Death
  • The Life of Death
  • The Power to Die 

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

1. Read John 12:20-26. In light of verse 19, what is the significance of the Greeks seeking to see Jesus? Why does this trigger “the hour” (cf. 2:4 & 7:6)?
2. What is the principle that Jesus teaches in verse 24? How is this manifested in Jesus?
3. How would you define the words “love” and “hate” in verse 25? Why is it essential to “hate” one’s life in this world? Consider also Matthew 16:24-27.
4. Jesus gives a command and promise in verse 26. What are these and how are they connected? How does the promise empower you to “hate” your life in this world?

Memory Verse of the Week:

Matthew 16:24 Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” (ESV)