by Steve Jones

Seeing Jesus
Steve Jones
John 12

INTRO: After Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem there were some Greeks who came up to worship at the Passover feast. They came to Philip with the request: 'Sir, we would like to see Jesus' (21). Philip came to Andrew and told him about the situation and the two of them came and told Jesus.

Apparently they did not want to see Philip. They wanted to see Jesus. I'm sure Andrew did not inquire if perhaps they would be satisfied to see him - they wanted to see Jesus.

Like the Greeks in this account, we need to see Jesus.

Years ago there was a picture circulating of a patch of ground partially covered with melting snow. The picture had supposedly been taken by some photographer who later noticed that if you looked at it a certain way - you could see the face of Jesus. It was then suggested that one's ability, or lack of ability, to see Jesus' face in this picture revealed something about their spiritual condition. That story is dubious but one thing is for sure - we need to see Jesus.

Heb.12:2 'Let us fix our eyes on Jesus'

We can see Jesus in the events that took place in John chapter twelve.


They made Jesus a supper and Martha served, Lazarus sat at the table with Him, and Mary took about a pint of perfume, poured the whole thing on His feet and wiped His feet with her hair.

Judas said that this perfume might have been sold for much and given to the poor. Of course, if it had been sold it would have been put in the bag that he carried. (Just make that check out to Jesus and the twelve Apostles in care of Judas Iscariot, treasurer.) He held the bag and when he left the group not long after, never to return, he took the whole treasury with him.

Mary could see Jesus for what He was, the One who had raised her brother from the dead. For such a one, a bottle of perfume worth the wages of a working man for a whole year was nothing. Jesus was worth it. To Ju ...

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