Even when all seems hopeless, Jesus brings life to his friend Lazarus. Jesus can bring new hope to our darkest days now as well.
Worship with Holy Communion this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in the chapel
Sunday – 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
9:30 a.m. Sunday School, Adult Bible Study and Fellowship
10:30 a.m. – Contemporary Worship
Devotions for this week – Jesus Raises Lazarus, John 11:1-44
February 18, 2018
SHARE: What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
READ: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding
Sunday, John 11:1-44, Jesus Raises Lazarus
Monday, John 7:10-24, Festival of Booths
Tuesday, John 7:25-31, Is This the Christ?
Wednesday, John 7:32-36, Officers Are Sent to Arrest Jesus
Thursday, John 7:37-39, Rivers of Living Water
Friday, John 7:40-44, Division among the People
Saturday, John 7:45-52, The Unbelief of Those in Authority
TALK: Consider some of these ideas:
43When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.” (John 11:43-44)
One of Jesus’ closest friends is dying, but he lets two days pass before taking any action. Is he too busy, or too famous to bother? Or is something greater at work?
- What inside of you needs to die and be resurrected?
- What needs Jesus’ attention in your life?
- Wonder: What did people think when they saw Lazarus alive? What would you have done?
PRAY: Giver of life, you are the resurrection and the life. Awaken us with the breath of your spirit, and call us forth in faith as your disciples. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
BLESS: May God raise you to new life. Amen.