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March 26, 2023

Real Life

John 11.1-45

Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life period those who believe in me, even though they die, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?

John 11.25-26a (NRSV)


Circumstances around us have the ability to _________ _____________ from Jesus and cause our faith to ____.

John 11 is one of the most powerful passages in the entire Gospel of John. It is the well-known story of the resurrection of Lazarus.

Jesus proclaims, I am the RESURRECTION and the LIFE…”

It is important to understand that resurrection is more than mere ________________________.

There is a second element of hope that I want to point out to you this morning.

  • In verse 33, Jesus sees the family and friends gathered around weeping, and and he was _____________________________.

  • In verse 35, Jesus comes to the tomb of Lazarus, witnesses the scene of death, and Jesus began ______________________.

  • In verse 38, again, Jesus sees the people weeping and wailing and the scene of death, and Jesus was _____________________.

The God who created us, the God who redeemed us, the God who is sanctifying us experiences all the emotions we experience.

God spoke resurrection into ______________________.

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