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"Lazarus"

March 2, 2014 Series: Lazarus

Passage: John 11:1–11:44

 

1. They asked Jesus for help (John 11:3).

2. This death is not about death, it's about showing Jesus' glory (John 9:3-4; 11:4).

3. Whatever happens, love is the motivation. The most loving thing Jesus can do for you is to show his glory (John 11:4-5; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6).

4. In the midst of suffering and pain and death, we've got work to do.
There is comfort in God's light and plan (John 11:8-16)

5. John means for us to see the resurrection of Lazarus as a picture of our resurrection — the resurrection of all who believe in Jesus (John 11: 23–26).

6. Jesus weeps in profound grief over their inability to understand who He is (John 11:35).

7. Jesus loves us by giving us Himself forever in resurrection (John 11:38-44).

 

Life/Community Group discussion guide

1. Who were Mary, Martha and Lazarus?

2. When Jesus said that the sickness would not end in death, what did he mean (John 11:4)?

3. In John 11:5 John remarks about Jesus' love for Mary, Martha and Lazarus and yet He let Lazarus die? Why?

4. What are the comments about darkness and light about in John 11:9-10?

5. When a Christian dies, do they ever really experience death?

6. Why is it so good to talk about and think about your own death?