Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: John 12:20-33, Matthew 25:14-30, Psalm 90.

Sermon Notes

What is a human life for? What is its purpose? Jesus defines the glory and purpose of his own life through his self sacrificial death. He indicates that his followers should do likewise. Jesus compares it with a seed. If planted, a seed becomes glorious. What it was meant to be. If held back, it remains alone. It bears no fruit. To live a truly glorious life – a purposeful life – we must plant the “seed packets” of our lives.

Sermon Application

  1. Read Matthew 25:14 – 30. Compare Jesus’s teaching in that parable with his words from John 12 about planting seeds.
  2. When you tear open the “seed packet” of your life, what kinds of seeds do you find inside? What might it look like to plant those in this current season of your life?
  3. Why is the work of planting often painful? What makes it costly?
  4. In what way can death be a motivation and source of strength? Read Psalm 90:12. How can death also be a source of wisdom?


Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Randy Forrester (RForrester@StAndrews.Church).

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