Death to Life

Psalm 77:14 (NIV)
14 You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.

John 11:1-4,6,11 (NIV)
1 Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
2 (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay sick, was the same one who poured perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair.)
3 So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.”
4 When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.”

6 So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days,

11 After he had said this, he went on to tell them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up.”

You May Give Up on Jesus – But He Hasn’t Given Up On You

John 11:20,25-27 (NIV)
20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.
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25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;
26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
27 “Yes, Lord,” she replied, “I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God,who is to come into the world.”

Joshua 21:44-45 (NIV)
44 The Lord gave them rest on every side, just as he had sworn to their ancestors. Not one of their enemies withstood them; the Lord gave all their enemies into their hands.
45 Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.

Luke 1:37 (NIV)
37 For no word from God will ever fail.”

Move Faith From Your Head To Your Heart

John 11:38-40 (NIV)
38 Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance.
39 “Take away the stone,” he said.
“But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.”
40 Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”

Romans 10:10 (NIV)
10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.

Don’t Believe What You See, Believe What Jesus Said

John 11:43-44 (NIV)
43 When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”
44 The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.
Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”

2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV)
7 For we live by faith, not by sight.