Parable of the Seed that Dies

—John 12:24

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John 12:24

“Truly, truly, I say to you,
unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone;
but if it dies, it bears much fruit.”

  1. And whoever does not take up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
  2. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life because of me will find it.

1 John 3:14,16

  1. We know that we have crossed over from death to life because we love our fellow Christians
  2. We have come to know love by this: that Jesus laid down his life for us; thus we ought to lay down our lives for our fellow Christians.

Acts 2:43–47

  1. Reverential awe came over everyone, and many wonders and miraculous signs came about by the apostles.
  2. All who believed were together and held everything in common,
  3. and they began selling their property and possessions and distributing the proceeds to everyone, as anyone had need.
  4. Every day they continued to gather together by common consent in the temple courts, breaking bread from house to house, sharing their food with glad and humble hearts,
  5. praising God and having the good will of all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number every day those who were being saved.

Acts 4:33–35

  1. With great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was on them all.
  2. For there was no one needy among them, because those who were owners of land or houses were selling them and bringing the proceeds from the sales
  3. and placing them at the apostles’ feet. The proceeds were distributed to each, as anyone had need.


“Amy Carmichael”

Mat 25:34–36

  1. Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
  2. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,
  3. I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’

1 John 3:23–24, 4:12–13

  1. Now this is his commandment: that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he gave us the commandment.
  2. And the person who keeps his commandments resides in God, and God in him. Now by this we know that God resides in us: by the Spirit he has given us.
  3. No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God resides in us, and his love is perfected in us.
  4. By this we know that we reside in God and he in us: in that he has given us of his Spirit.

What can I do? I don’t have a home to invite people to?

Galatian 5:22–24

  1. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
  2. gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
  3. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.