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John 11:4

John 11:4

One of the most moving and beautiful narratives in Scripture is the raising of Lazarus from the dead. We all empathise with the sisters who became distressed when their precious brother fell ill. Their anguish increased as his health rapidly deteriorated. They had seen Jesus heal the many sick people, and even raise some from the dead, and so they hurriedly sent an urgent request for Him to come and heal the one He loved so dearly.

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John 11:25

John 11:25

Nothing in the life of a Christian happens without a purpose.. and every event that takes place, whether good or ill.. is used by God for our spiritual growth and eternal benefit. During our sojourn on earth we are called to mature in the faith and to grow in grace.. and God takes all the circumstances of life as an opportunity to develop our trust in Him, so that we may discover a little more of His gracious character, His omnipotent power, His omniscient wisdom, read more...

John 11:27

John 11:27

Three days before her declaration that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, Martha had buried her beloved brother, and was grieving deeply. She had sent an urgent message to the Lord to come quickly and heal him. But Jesus deliberately delayed His journey, and His beloved friend died, and was buried, in a stone-cold tomb.

Jesus could have healed Lazarus from a distance, just as he had healed the nobleman's servant, but He read more...

John 11:55

John 11:55

Over half of the gospel of John details the last few weeks of Christ's earthly ministry, before His death on the cross. The mention of the approaching Passover of the Jews, in chapter 11, reminds us that His sacrificial death at Calvary was fast approaching.

The Passover was the first of three, annual feasts of the Lord, which every Jew was required to celebrate in the holy city of Jerusalem, but over the years God's Feast read more...