Sunday Sermon Summary – Nov 05 2023
Rise in Glory: John 11: 32-44
The three questions Jesus asked Martha.
Lazarus and his two sisters were close to Jesus. Lazarus had died four days ago. Jesus came to their town with his disciples. Martha heard that Jesus had entered their town and ran to meet him. Mary and Martha were sad that Jesus had come too late. Now their brother was dead.
1. Jesus the Messiah, the son of God.
I am the Resurrection and the Life; he who believes in me though he may die yet he will live; do you believe this? John 11: 25, 26
This is the first question Jesus asked Martha. Jesus was revealing himself to her as the Messiah, the Saviour of the world. Jesus wanted her and all people who were present to know that he is the Christ who has come into the world. Jesus wants us to know in the depths of our heart that he is the creator of all things. In him was life and that life was the light to men. John 1:4
2. Jesus the Man, the son of Man
Where have you laid him? John 11: 33, 35
Jesus was moved in his spirit when he saw Mary and Martha weeping along with many others who were there. Though he knew that he was going to bring back Lazarus to life, yet he was moved with grief. Jesus wept: John 11.35
Jesus, our Lord and Saviour became a man to be with us in our sorrow and pain. Jesus sympathizes with us when we are in grief. He understands our pain. Jesus walked with them to the tomb.
3. Jesus the Master, the Lord of all.
Did I not say to you that if you believe you will see the glory of God? John 11: 40
When they reached the tomb Jesus asked to roll away the stone. Martha objected to it and said that he is dead four days ago, there will be a stench. Jesus reminded Martha that he is Lord of all. He said to her, “Martha, did I not tell you that if you believe you will see the glory of God?”
God invites us to believe in His promises even when they seem impossible. Jesus is able to do the impossible for his people.
When we believe in his power we will see his glory. Amen