This Sunday we’ll take a look at John 11 where Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead and pointed to the greater resurrection to come at his return. We’ll see the hope that we have in Jesus as we seek to better understand death and resurrection. Sunday evening, we’ll continue our video study A Global Gospel while the children practice for the upcoming Christmas program. Hope to see you there!
Also, don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night!
@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Children’s Christmas Program Practice, upstairs in the children’s wing
@6pm Global Gospel study in auditorium
Death and Resurrection ~ John 11:1-44
- Understanding death
- Death is judgment against sin (Gen 3, Rom 6:23)
- Death is a frightening enemy (1 Cor 15:26, Heb 2:14)
- Death affects us all (Rom 3:23, 6:23)
- Death can come at any moment (Lk 12:13f, Jms 4:13f)
- Death, for the body, is like sleep; though the soul goes either to heaven or hell (11:11-15, 1 Thes 4:13, Lk 16:19-31, Rev 6:9)
- Death is meant to be grieved, though as Christians we can grieve with hope (1 Thes 4:13)–even Jesus grieved when Lazarus died (11:35)
- Understanding resurrection
- Resurrection, for God’s people, is first spiritual and second physical (Eph 2:4-7, Rev 20:4-5 cf. 1:4-7)
- Resurrection is coming “on the last day” (11:23-24, 1 Thes 4:16-17)
- Resurrection gives substance to our hope that death is not the end (11:23)
- Resurrection’s hope comes from Jesus alone (11:25)
- The great question: Do you believe? (11:25-27)
- Do you trust Jesus alone for salvation?
- Do you truly believe that Jesus conquered death and though you die, you will live?
- Believing: We have true hope, boldness to live our faith, freedom from fear and anxiety, and the ability to grieve death with joyful anticipation