Jesus again reminds His disciples about His coming crucifixion. We look at two aspects from this passage:

That Jesus knew the crucifixion was coming but went through with it because of His love for His Father and for those He would save.

That the leaders of God’s people were the ones who hated Jesus and wanted Him dead. We are reminded how God is able to overrule the wickedness of men’s hearts and bring good and glory out of it.

Finally, we are challenged as to which category of people we are in: those who are saved through the love of Christ or those who are God-haters. If the latter, we are exhorted to turn to Christ for forgiveness and salvation.

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Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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