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John 11:1-44 The Death of Lazarus - Sunday March 29, 2020

March 26, 2020 John DiMaria
Perry Christian Church - Podcast Series
John 11:1-44 The Death of Lazarus - Sunday March 29, 2020
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Perry Christian Church - Podcast Series
John 11:1-44 The Death of Lazarus - Sunday March 29, 2020
Mar 26, 2020
John DiMaria

According to John 11:1-44, Jesus receives a message that Lazarus is ill, and his two sisters are seeking Jesus' help. Jesus tells his followers: "This sickness will not end in death. ... He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.

This reading has a direct connection to what we are experiencing today in that Jesus does not answer all the questions that we might wish He would answer. He doesn’t explain to Mary and Martha and all those grieving why he didn’t come sooner and prevent Lazarus from dying. But it is clear that he is completely with them in their pain and loss, deeply moved and grieved.

Do good things ever come as a result of living through difficult or painful situations? 
Aren’t these exactly the kinds of questions we ask, or would like to ask, when tragedy strikes? Where were you, Lord? How could you have let this happen? Couldn’t you have prevented all this horrible pain and heartache?

Listen as Pastor Nancy answers these questions and also delivers her message for this week. And once again some great meditation music to carry you onward.

Show Notes

According to John 11:1-44, Jesus receives a message that Lazarus is ill, and his two sisters are seeking Jesus' help. Jesus tells his followers: "This sickness will not end in death. ... He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.

This reading has a direct connection to what we are experiencing today in that Jesus does not answer all the questions that we might wish He would answer. He doesn’t explain to Mary and Martha and all those grieving why he didn’t come sooner and prevent Lazarus from dying. But it is clear that he is completely with them in their pain and loss, deeply moved and grieved.

Do good things ever come as a result of living through difficult or painful situations? 
Aren’t these exactly the kinds of questions we ask, or would like to ask, when tragedy strikes? Where were you, Lord? How could you have let this happen? Couldn’t you have prevented all this horrible pain and heartache?

Listen as Pastor Nancy answers these questions and also delivers her message for this week. And once again some great meditation music to carry you onward.

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