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Magnetic Jesus John 12:20-33

Magnetic Jesus

Have you felt the attraction?


Jesus is a compelling, spiritual figure whose magnetism repels those with allegiance to lesser lords and draws the faithful to him. We can respond to that divine disturbance with rejection, or we can welcome the Lord as liberator and life-giver. It's up to us to answer the call.



For material based on today’s Old Testament text, see “How to Select Your Ethics Setting,” March 22, 2015.


“And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”

—John 12:32


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