Open the Eyes of My Heart: The Story of Lazarus
Sunday, March 1, 2009
Hayward Wesleyan Church
Stand Alone Message
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John is written not to give an accounting of the life of Jesus. Rather, John wants his readers to believe in Jesus… believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God… and the believing will bring LIFE!
So, perhaps, this story of the death of Lazarus is not about his death or even his resurrection. Rather it is about Jesus. It is about believing in Jesus.
So, when Martha says: “Yes, Lord,” … “I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world.” the author of John is going:
YES! SEE! I TOLD YOU SO!! JESUS IS THE CHRIST! BELIEVE IN HIM AND YOU WILL HAVE LIFE!!!
Which really stinks if you are Lazarus… well, maybe not…
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