TEXT: John 12:44-48
W. Hall Harris III said, "'He that rejecteth me' is a strong expression, referring to the one who 'rejects' or 'refuses to recognize' Jesus deliberately. Again we see the polarizing emphasis of [John] the Evangelist in his recounting of these words -- a person either accepts Jesus, trusting in him, or a person rejects him utterly, leading to eternal ruin."
A young, married couple were struggling financially. One day, they got a letter in the mail from a bank where they had borrowed some money, but had not paid back. The wife, opening the letter and turning to her husband, cheerfully said, "The bank says this is our final notice. Isn't it wonderful that they're not going to bother us anymore?"
Ladies and gentlemen, it is never wise to ignore a final notice when it comes to money or any other serious matter in life. And what matter could be more serious than your relationship with God and the eternal destination of your soul? In our text for today, we find Jesus gi