Some Greeks Seek Jesus
Now e among those who went up to worship at the feast were some f Greeks.
So these came to g Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, "Sir, we wish to see Jesus."
Philip went and told h Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.
And Jesus answered them, i "The hour has come j for the Son of Man to be glorified.
Truly, truly, I say to you, k unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
l Whoever loves his life loses it, and m whoever n hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
If anyone serves me, he must o follow me; and p where I am, there will my servant be also. q If anyone serves me, r the Father will honor him.
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1 Kings 8:41 - 43
Likewise, when a foreigner, who is not of your people Israel, comes from a far country for your name's sake
And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship
And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a great many of the devout Greeks and not a few of the leading women.
Now the woman was a Gentile, a Syrophoenician by birth. And she begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter.
The Jews said to one another, "Where does this man intend to go that we will not find him? Does he intend to go to the Dispersion among the Greeks and teach the Greeks?
Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately.
When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you.
Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? 'Father, save me from this hour'? But for this purpose I have come to this hour.
John 13:31 - 32
When he had gone out, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him.
And he came the third time and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and taking your rest? It is enough; the hour has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
And Jesus said to her, "Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.
His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him.
1 Corinthians 15:36
You foolish person! What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.
Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.
If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple.
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.
Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
2 Corinthians 5:8
Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:17
Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.
Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.
Jesus answered him, "If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.
For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from God.
1 Samuel 2:30
Therefore the Lord, the God of Israel, declares: 'I promised that your house and the house of your father should go in and out before me forever,' but now the Lord declares: 'Far be it from me, for those who honor me I will honor, and those who despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
When he calls to me, I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him.