The disciples simply would not allow Jesus to prepare them for His death. They would not accept it. They would not believe that He, whom they had experienced as Lord of Life, was going to be killed-executed as a common criminal. On one occasion, Jesus tried to help them understand, by telling this simple, beautiful, little parable,
Unless the grain of wheat falls to the
earth and dies,
It remains just a grain of wheat.
But if it dies,
It produces much fruit (Jn.12:24).
Jesus was trying to help them understand that His death was absolutely necessary if there was to be new life. He was trying to help them understand that God works…
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