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Gospel of John - #20 - The Resurrection of Lazarus


The death and resurrection of Lazarus is viewed from the eyes of the principle characters who witnessed this great miracle by Jesus.

The death and resurrection of Lazarus is viewed from the eyes of the principle characters who witnessed this great miracle by Jesus.

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  • 1. Gospel of John Jesus the God/Man #20 The Resurrection of Lazarus Mike Mazzalongo
  • 2. “Passion” A Short-form way of referring to Jesus’ suffering death, and resurrection.
  • 3. John 1 – 10 = 30-33 months John 11 – 21 = 2-3 months
  • 4. The Resurrection of Lazarus will… • End His pubic ministry • Prove His divine power • Preview His own death and resurrection.
  • 5. 11 Now a certain man was sick, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her 2 It was the Mary who anointed the sister Martha.  Lord with ointment, and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick. - John 11:1-2
  • 6. 3 So the sisters sent word to Him, saying, “Lord, 4 But when behold, he whom You love is sick.”  Jesus heard this, He said, “This sickness is not to end in death, but for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by it.” - John 11:3-4
  • 7. 5 Now   Jesus loved Martha and her sister and 6 So when He heard that he was sick, Lazarus.  He then stayed two days longer in the place where He was. - John 11:5-6
  • 8. The Reaction of the… 1. Apostles 7 Then after this He said to the disciples, “Let us 8 The disciples said to Him, go to Judea again.”  “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone You, and are You going there again?”  vs. 7-8
  • 9. 9 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this 10 But if anyone walks in the night, he world.  stumbles, because the light is not in him.” - John 11:9-10
  • 10. 11 This He said, and after that He said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I go, so 12 The that I may awaken him out of sleep.”  disciples then said to Him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will  recover.” - John 11:11-12
  • 11. 13 Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that He was speaking of literal sleep. 14 So Jesus then said to them plainly, “Lazarus is 15 and I am glad for your sakes that I was dead, not there, so that you may believe; but let us go to him.” - John 11:13-15
  • 12. 16 Therefore Thomas, who is called Didymus, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, so that we may die with Him.” - John 11:16
  • 13. The Reaction of… 2. Martha 17 So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb four days.   vs. 17
  • 14. 18 Now Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two 19 and many of the Jews had come miles off;  to Martha and Mary, to console them concerning 20 Martha therefore, when she their brother. heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet Him, but Mary stayed at the house. - John 11:18-20
  • 15. 21 Martha then said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 Even now I know that whatever You ask of God, God will give You.” - John 11:21-22
  • 16. 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” - John 11:23
  • 17. 24 Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” - John 11:24
  • 18. 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he 26 and everyone who lives and believes in dies,  Me will never die. Do you believe this?” - John 11:25-26
  • 19. 27 She said to Him, “Yes, Lord; I have believed that You are the Christ, the Son of God, even He who comes into the world.” - John 11:27
  • 21. The Reaction of… 3. Mary 28 When she had said this, she went away and called Mary her sister, saying secretly, “The Teacher is here and is calling for you.”    vs. 28
  • 22. 29 And when she heard it, she got up quickly and was coming to Him. 30 Now Jesus had not yet come into the village, but was still in the place where Martha met Him.  - John 11:29-30
  • 23. 31 Then the Jews who were with her in the house, and consoling her, when they saw that Mary got up quickly and went out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there. - John 11:31
  • 24. 32 Therefore,   when Mary came where Jesus was, she saw Him, and fell at His feet, saying to Him, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother 33 When Jesus therefore would not have died.”  saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, - John 11:32-33a
  • 25. He was deeply moved in spirit and was troubled, 34 and said, “Where have you laid him?” They said 35 Jesus wept. to Him, “Lord, come and see.”  - John 11:33b-35
  • 26. 36 So the Jews were saying, “See how He loved 37 But some of them said, “Could not this him!”  man, who opened the eyes of the blind man, have kept this man also from dying?” - John 11:36-37
  • 27. Jesus’ Reaction… • Moved • Troubled • Wept
  • 28. The Reaction of… 4. Jesus 38 So Jesus, again being deeply moved within, came to the tomb. Now it was a cave, and a stone was lying against it.   vs. 38
  • 29. 39 Jesus said, “Remove the stone.” Martha, the sister of the deceased, said to Him, “Lord, by this time there will be a stench, for he has been dead 40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to four days.” you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” - John 11:39-40
  • 30. 41 So they removed the stone. Then Jesus raised His eyes, and said, “Father, I thank You 42 I knew that You that You have heard Me.  always hear Me; but because of the people standing around I said it, so that they may believe that You sent Me.” - John 11:41-42
  • 31. 43 When He had said these things, He cried out 44 The with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth.”  man who had died came forth, bound hand and foot with wrappings, and his face was wrapped around with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.” - John 11:43-44
  • 32. The people were no longer reacting to death, they were reacting to Jesus!
  • 33. Reaction To Jesus • Apostles Reassured • Martha’s faith validated • Mary went beyond sorrow to hope
  • 34. 45 Therefore many of the Jews who came to Mary, and saw what He had done, believed in Him. 46 But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them the things which Jesus had done. - John 11:45-46
  • 35. The Conspiracy 47 Therefore the chief priests and the Pharisees convened a council, and were saying, “What are we doing? For this man is performing 48 If we let Him go on like this, all men many signs.  will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation.” - John 11:47-48
  • 36. The Conspiracy 49 But one of them, Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at 50 nor do you take into account that it is all,  expedient for you that one man die for the people, and that the whole nation not perish.” - John 11:49-50
  • 37. The Conspiracy 51 Now he did not say this on his own initiative, but being high priest that year, he prophesied 52 and that Jesus was going to die for the nation,  not for the nation only, but in order that He might also gather together into one the children 53 So from that of God who are scattered abroad.  day on they planned together to kill Him. - John 11:51-53
  • 38. The Conspiracy 54 Therefore Jesus no longer continued to walk publicly among the Jews, but went away from there to the country near the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim; and there He stayed with the disciples. - John 11:54
  • 39. The Conspiracy 55 Now the Passover of the Jews was near, and many went up to Jerusalem out of the country before the Passover to purify themselves. - John 11:55
  • 40. The Conspiracy 56 So they were seeking for Jesus, and were saying to one another as they stood in the temple, “What do you think; that He will not 57 Now the chief priests come to the feast at all?”  and the Pharisees had given orders that if anyone knew where He was, he was to report it, so that they might seize Him. - John 11:56-57