If I Be Lifted Up

And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me (John 12:32).

In his writings, John painted a portrait of our Lord and Savior:

John 1 – Jesus is the way, which must be followed by man.

John 2 – Jesus is the temple, which torn down will be raised up in three days.

John 3 – Jesus is the light for the world in darkness.

John 4 – Jesus is the living water for the world which is thirsting to death.

John 5 – Jesus is the healing for the world crippled by sin.

John 6 – Jesus is the bread of life for the world which is starving.

John 7 – Jesus is the life for the world which only knows death.

John 8 – Jesus offers forgiveness for the world which only knows guilt.

John 9 – Jesus offers sight to the world blinded by sin.

John 10 – Jesus is the good shepherd who lays down His life for His sheep.

John 11 – Jesus is the one who gives life to those who are dead.

John 12 – Jesus is the one to be lifted up so that those beaten down by sin will be raised eternally.