Martha served, Lazarus reclined with Jesus and Mary anointed the feet of Jesus, filling the house with the fragrance of costly perfume. Jesus told Judas that the poor would always be around unlike Him when questioned why the perfume wasn't sold to give to the poor (John 12:1-8). Worship and prayer to God has priority over service.
The multitude came to see Lazarus and Jesus whom He raised from the dead. The chief priests wanted to put Lazarus to death because many Jews believed in Him (John 12:9-11). Believe that God can perform miracles.
The multitude took palm branches and cried out, "Blessed in He who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel," while Jesus rode on a donkey. The multitude were bearing Him witness because He raised Lazarus from the dead. The Pharisees said "the world has gone after Him" (John 12:12-19). Bear witness of Christ after seeing Him do miracles.
Jesus said the hour came for the Son of Man to be glorified. If a grain wheat dies without remaining alone, it bears much fruit. He who loves his life loses it, but he who hates this life in this world will keep it to life eternal. Those who serve Christ will follow Him where He is and be honored by the Father (John 12:20-26). Bear fruit by losing your life for Christ's sake.
The multitude heard a voice out of heaven to show judgment was upon this world and its ruler would be cast out. Jesus draws all men to Himself when He is lifted up from the earth. Those who believe in the light as sons of light won't be overtaken by darkness. Jesus quoted Isaiah explaining why they could not believe: He has blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts lest they see, perceive, be converted and Jesus heal them. Many rulers believed but did not confess Him as they loved the approval of men rather than God (John 12:27-43). Confess Jesus openly before men shows you love God's approval.
Believing in Jesus is the same as believing in God. He who believes in Him will not remain in darkness. He came to save the world, not judge it. If you reject God's word, you will be judged in the last day. Jesus spoke what God told Him to say, which is eternal life (John 12:44-50). Speak life-giving words by saying only what God tells you.
To develop a spiritual approach to evangelism and personal ministry, do the following:
1. Develop a worship and prayer life
2. Believe that God performs miracles
3. Bear witness of Christ when you see miracles
4. Bear fruit by losing your life for Christ's sake
5. Confess Jesus openly before men shows you love God's approval
6. Speak life-giving words by saying only what God tells you