Lazarus: When God Goes Beyond Hope by Randal Ross

Randal L. Ross
First Assembly of God
Date:6/14/98
Service: Sunday AM
Name: Jesus 6

LAZARUS; WHEN GOD GOES BEYOND HOPE

INTRO; WHERE IS HE?

STORY OF JESUS AND LAZARUS

The sun was beginning to rise over the village of Bethany. It was a wonderful place to
live. The birds began to sing as dawn brought the first faint glow of color to the
courtyards of Mary and Martha’s house. There was visible in the new light a woman
looking steadily out of the window. IT WAS MARTHA.

WHERE IS HE SHE THOUGH. HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE BY NOW." She did
not tell the others but she had begun to worry that Jesus wasn't coming this time.
TWO DAYS AGO she had sent word to THE MASTER THAT HIS BELOVED
FRIEND
WAS VERY SICK. Mary and Martha WERE CERTAIN HE WOULD COME FOR
EVERYONE KNEW THAT JESUS LOVED LAZARUS DEEPLY. THEY WERE
VERY
CLOSE JESUS AND THIS FAMILY. It was to Mary, Martha and Lazarus house that
Jesus would retreat to for a few days rest. MARTHA SMILED. SHE WAS GRATEFUL
TO BE ABLE TO HELP THE CAUSE BY OPENING HER HOME TO JESUS AND
HIS
DISCIPLES WHEN THEY NEEDED REST. IN THE PAST THREE YEARS THEY
HAD
GROWN VERY CLOSE.

MARTHA SMILED INSPITE OF HER TENSION AS SHE REMEMBERED THE DAY
that Her sister Mary had poured that expensive perfume on the feet of Jesus and wiped
His feet with her hair. THAT WAS JUST LIKE MARY SHE THOUGHT
SPONTANEOUS, INNOCENT, GIVING, SHE DID NOT HIDE HER LOVE. SHE
WAS
SO SIMPLE IN HER FAITH. MARY DID NOT THINK TWICE THAT IT WAS
WORTH A
YEARS SALARY AND PART OF HER DOWRY. MARY LOVED JESUS AND
THAT
WAS ENOUGH. THEY HAD GIVEN TO HIM AND NOW THEY NEEDED HIM
AND
THEY KNEW HE WOULD COME.

MARTHA HAD BEEN THE FIRST TO NOTICE LAZARUS WAS NOT HIS USUAL
SELF. AT DINNER HE ATE LITTLE. She put her hand to his forehead and felt the
fever and told him to go to bed. SHE WAS ALWAYS GIVING THE ORDERS, SHE
FELT RESPONSIBLE ESPECIALLY SINCE MOM AND DAD HAD DIED. AS
USUAL
LAZARUS said it w ...


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