SERMON SHORT FOR MARCH 21st, 2021
John 12:20-33, Hebrews 5:5-10, Psalm 51:1-12
Take a good look at the people we glorify in our culture. Our heroes are as much an indication of who and what we are as they are an indication of who and what they are. We all have our own favourites, Justin Trudeau or Joe Biden are glorified by some. Drake or Bob Dylan are some people’s heroes. This, of course, if we are thinking in human terms of what it means to be glorious; to be a hero.
But then Jesus went into a bit of detail about what his glory would mean. Unless a grain of wheat falls to the earth and dies,… We want to praise people for being glorious, high and mighty, lifted up. Jesus spoke of glory as a seed falling to the earth, dying, decaying.
The glory of Christ is not in his exaltation, but in his humiliation.