The Resurrection and the Life

April 4: Light, Life, Love: A Journey Through the Gospel of John – John 11

 

  1. Top fears in the world

- Heights - The dentist

- Rats, Bugs & Critters - Public Speaking

- Riding on airplanes - Claustrophobic

- Being alone at night - Death

  1. Read John 11:1-16

Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days, John 11:5-6 

So then he told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead, and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.” John 11:14-15

  1. Read John 11:17-37
  2. Proclamation of Hope:  What breaks our hearts in this world also breaks the heart of Jesus.

When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. “Where have you laid him?” he asked. John 11:33-34a

The two words used to describe Jesus’ emotions are strong. The first is generally used for anger, not sadness. It literally means to ‘snort like a horse.’ The second word means ‘to be stirred up’ or agitated. It is used to describe a storm-tossed sea. Jesus isn’t just sad; he is bothered.  – Mark Moore

  1. Proclamation of Hope:  What breaks our hearts in this world also breaks the heart of Jesus.
  2. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:5-6
  3. Read John 11:38-46
  4. Proclamation of Hope: Jesus brings new life to broken hearts, broken people and broken places.
  5. Read John 11:25-26 and Acts 2:38-39