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Raising the Dead (6 of 6)
Series: Signs - The Miracles of Jesus
We've been taking the past six weeks to look at the miracles of Jesus as they're presented in the Gospel of John. And today we come to the last one. And just like last week, this is kind of a long passage…so I'm just going to skip a couple of verses as we go along. So we're in John 11; here's what happened.
1 Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.) 3 So the sisters sent word to Jesus, ''Lord, the one you love is sick.''
4 When he heard this, Jesus said, ''This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God's glory so that God's Son may be glorified through it.'' 5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6 So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days, 7 and then he said to his disciples, ''Let us go back to Judea.''
Go to verse 11: 11 After he had said this, he went on to tell them, ''Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up.'' 12 His disciples replied, ''Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better.'' 13 Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep. 14 So then he told them plainly, ''Lazarus is dead, 15 and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.''
Verse 17: 17 On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. 18 Now Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem, 19 and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss of their brother. 20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.
21 ''Lord,'' Martha said to Jesus, ''if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But I know that even now God wil ...
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