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Motivation [6-23-19]

Updated: Jul 30, 2019

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John 12 is going to lead us in a conversation about motivation. Why do people do what they do? We're going to talk about why we do what we do. Chapter 12 tells us a lot about motivation.

John 12:1 gives us the context. "Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead." We are now entering the last week of Jesus' earthly life. Jesus arrives back in Bethany. This is like his home base. It's where his good friends Mary, Martha, and Lazarus live. And as if we might forget, John reminds us that Jesus had raised Lazarus from the dead. Who can forget, right? Here's why I think John includes this reminder. It's always a good thing to repeat stories of God's goodness over and over, to remind ourselves how great He is.

So, six days before the Passover, Jesus has a week left and he knows it.

What would you do if you knew you had one week left to live? Jesus wants to spend time with the people who were most important to him.