John 11

In Galilee, Jesus hears Lazarus is sick.  He tells the disciples it won't "lead to death," and stays where He is for two days.  Then He heads for Judea, telling them Lazarus is dead.  The disciples are nervous about going so close to Jerusalem, where the leaders are hostile to Him.

By the time they get there, Lazarus has been dead 4 days.  Martha says Jesus could have saved Him, and believes in the resurrection, but Jesus says He IS life and resurrection.  Jesus weeps, seeing the family in such pain.  He calls Lazarus out after thanking God for hearing Him, and Lazarus comes out.

Many believe Him, but some report to the leaders.  Caiaphas openly says He should die to preserve the nation and their place.  (This is true in a different sense!)

Jesus hides out in the wilderness, with a warrant out for His arrest (vs 57).

It's never too late for Jesus to fix your problem or save you.
Jesus sympathizes with us in our grief.
His voice raises the dead.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.  Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die - John 11:26.

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