Lazarus

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Jesus delayed coming to his sick friend. Why? What are the lessons to learn from this event in John 11?

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Lazarus

  1. 1. J esus Raises Lazarus J ohn 11:1-46 The Event s The I nt erpret at ion The Applicat ions
  2. 2. Events  Context (1-2) − Bethany (Lazaria) − Jesus is far away – beyond the Jordan (3-6)  Problem (3) Lazarus is sick, about to die  Delay (4-6) − Delay and Lazarus dies. − More delay − Why the delay?
  3. 3. Events  Discussion (7-16) − Lazarus sleeps – (11) − Laxarus is dead – (14) − Omniscience of Jesus  Discussion at Bethany (17-32) − Martha (20-27) − Mary (28-32)  Anguish (33-38)
  4. 4. Events  The action (39-44) − Lazarus sleeps – (11) − Laxarus is dead – (14) − Omniscience of Jesus  The audience (45-46) − Jews believed (45) − Pharisees (46) What are we going to do?
  5. 5. Applications  Seeing a resurrection does not make everyone a believer
  6. 6. Applications  Seeing a resurrection does not make everyone a believer  We must accept the timing of God.
  7. 7. Applications  Seeing a resurrection does not make everyone a believer  We must accept the timing of God.  Jesus understands my pain, sorrow, disappointment
  8. 8. Applications  Seeing a resurrection does not make everyone a believer  We must accept the timing of God.  Jesus understands my pain, sorrow, disappointment  I should have compassion on others, hurt when others hurt
  9. 9. Applications  There is a future hope for all believers.
  10. 10. Applications  There is a future hope for all believers.  When bad things happen, it doesn't mean that God does not care.
  11. 11. Applications  There is a future hope for all believers.  When bad things happen, it doesn't mean that God does not care.  If there is no resurrection there is no hope.  16 For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. 17 And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! 18 Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable. 20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 1 Corinthians 15:16-20
  12. 12. Interpretation  Jesus is the resurrection and the life. − This is the main point of this chapter − Whoever believes will live forever
  13. 13. Interpretation  Jesus is the resurrection and the life. − This is the main point of this chapter − Whoever believes will live forever  Jesus is the Messiah, Son of God − Martha's confession − She said to Him, "Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is to come into the world." (27)
  14. 14. Who are you in this event?  Jews – new believers  Pharisees – reject Jesus  Apostles – follow, but don't understand  Mary / Martha – firm believers

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