The Raising of Lazarus

The Raising of Lazarus – John 11:1-44


This is the second day of our lesson.  Jesus is travelling back to Judea to raise Lazarus back from the dead.  It is interesting that on the way Thomas told the other disciples they must be willing to die with Jesus.  Thomas and the disciples were away of the political climate Jesus was in.

Jesus comes into Bethany where Mary, Martha and Lazarus lived.  Many people had arribed and were trying their nest to comfort and console the family.

Martha heard that Jesus had arrived and when she saw Him she said, “Jesus if you would have been here my brother would still be alive.”  Many times we question God about His timing and will when things do not appear to be going our way.

Even though Lazarus had died Martha knew that the Father would give Jesus anything He asked.  True faith does not give up but believes for the impossible and known that if we ask anything in Jesus name it shall be given to us.

Jesus told Mary that her brother would rise from the dead and she responded that he would rise in the resurrection on the last days.  She gave Jesus a theological response but many times we need to forgot our theology and just truth Jesus.