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I Am the Resurrection and the Life




I Am the Resurrection and the Life

John 11:17-44

Greg Pollak

I Am the Resurrection and The Life

John 11:17-44


Hebrews 9:27

Our Response to Death in the Game of Life

- Martha’s Response (Disappointment)

    - John 11:21

    - John 11:23-24

- Mary’s Response (Despair)

    - John 11:32-34

- Jesus’ Response (Hope)

    - John 11:25

    - Ephesians 2:1-6

    - John 11:39-44

    - John 10:10

    - Hebrews 9:27

    - John 3:17

    - Ephesians 2:8-9


Connection Builder

Which friend of yours has been closer than a brother or sister to you? Tell the group about them.

Sermon Questions

Read John 11:17-44.

  1. What do you learn about Martha from the way she talks with Jesus in verses 21-27?

  2. How does Jesus stretch her faith by his claim in verse 25? How might this relate to his claim in 10:9?

  3. How is Mary's greeting like and unlike Martha's greeting? Since Jesus knew he was going to raise Lazarus (11:11) how do you account for his weeping?

  4. How does Martha's objection in verse 39 contrast with her confidence in verse 22?

  5. Put yourself in the drama of this passage. How would you feel if you were Martha? Mary? The mourners? Lazarus?

  6. Think back on a difficult situation that ended up stretching your faith. What would have been different for you if that struggle had simply been avoided?

  7. How does Jesus' response to Martha, Mary, and the mourners help you to trust him more?

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