1/ What are
three things that you feel about death?
John 11:17-49 "17When
Jesus got to Bethany, he found that Lazarus had already been in the
four days. 18Bethany was only about three kilometres from Jerusalem,
many people had come from the city to comfort Martha and Mary because
brother had died.
Jesus had arrived, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed in the
21Martha said to Jesus, 'Lord, if you had been here, my brother would
have died. 22Yet even now I know that God will do anything you ask.'
23Jesus told her,
brother will live again!'
that he will be raised to life on the last day, when all the dead are
25Jesus then said,
the one who raises the dead to life! Everyone who has faith in me will
live, even if they die. 26And everyone who lives because of faith in me
will never die. Do you believe this?'
27'Yes, Lord!' she
'I believe that you are Christ, the Son of God. You are the one we
would come into the world.'
she went and privately said to her sister Mary, 'The Teacher is here,
he wants to see you.' 29As soon as Mary heard this, she got up and went
out to Jesus. 30He was still outside the village where Martha had gone
to meet him. 31Many people had come to comfort Mary, and when they saw
her quickly leave the house, they thought she was going out to the tomb
to cry. So they followed her.
32Mary went to
was. Then as soon as she saw him, she knelt at his feet and said,
if you had been here, my brother would not have died.'
33When Jesus saw
and the people with her were crying, he was terribly upset 34and asked,
'Where have you put his body?'
and you will see.'
36and the people said, 'See how much he loved Lazarus.'
37Some of them
gives sight to the blind. Why couldn't he have kept Lazarus from dying?'
38Jesus was still
upset. So he went to the tomb, which was a cave with a stone rolled
the entrance. 39Then he told the people to roll the stone away. But
said, 'Lord, you know that Lazarus has been dead four days, and there
be a bad smell.'
I tell you that if you had faith, you would see the glory of God?'
41After the stone
rolled aside, Jesus looked up towards heaven and prayed, 'Father, I
you for answering my prayer. 42I know that you always answer my
But I said this, so that the people here would believe that you sent
43When Jesus had
praying, he shouted, 'Lazarus, come out!' 44The man who had been dead
out. His hands and feet were wrapped with strips of burial cloth, and a
cloth covered his face.
Jesus then told
'Untie him and let him go.'
45Many of the
had come to visit Mary saw the things that Jesus did, and they put
faith in him.
What was the
reaction of Jesus to the death of Lazarus?
How did Jesus
What did Jesus
mean by 'I am the resurrection and the life?'
What did Martha
believe about the Jewish Christ?
Why do you
think the Jews wanted to kill Lararus after his coming back to life
would you have
reacted if you were there?