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The Abundant Life

March 11, 2015 Save Article

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John 11:25-26 (Program 2474, Air date 11.06.11)

  1. WE MUST EXERCISE FAITH IN JESUS
    1. John 11:25-26
      1. Lazarus was a man that Jesus loved.
      2. John 11:43
        1. God performed this miracle to make an illustration of our greater spiritual life.
      3. John 20:30-31
        1. Jesus did many things, but John only recorded seven of Jesus’ miracles.
        2. Each one of them illustrates a special point about salvation.
      4. There were many things right about Lazarus, but he had one main thing wrong with him he was dead.
      5. There are some people who think they are alive but they are spiritually dead.
        1. 1 Timothy 5:6
        2. Ephesians 4:18
      6. Jesus raised three people from the dead.
        1. Luke 8:41-56
          1. Jesus raised a little girl who had just died.
          2. Her body was still warm.
        2. Luke 7:11-15
          1. Jesus raised a young man who was being taken to be buried.
          2. His body was cold.
        3. John 11:43-44
          1. Jesus raised Lazarus who had been dead for four days.
          2. His body had begun to corrupt.
        4. There are degrees of corruption but not death.
        5. You cannot raise the spiritually dead:
          1. By example.
          2. By encouragement.
          3. By environment.
          4. By education.
        6. Jesus raised the dead by His word.
          1. John 11:43
          2. Philippians 2:16
          3. John 6:63
  1. WE MUST EXPERIENCE FREEDOM THROUGH JESUS
    1. John 11:44
      1. Lazarus was wrapped up tightly in grave clothes.
      2. We must be “unwrapped” from our grave clothes.
        1. James 1:21
        2. John 8:32
        3. John 8:36
  1. WE MUST ENJOY FELLOWSHIP WITH JESUS
    1. John 12:1-2
      1. Lazarus went from the tomb to the table.
      2. Salvation is not an invitation to a funeral, but rather to a feast.
        1. John 21:12
        2. Revelation 3:20
  1. WE NEED TO EXPRESS FAITHFULNESS TO JESUS
    1. John 12:9-11
      1. Our changed life is our best testimony and witness.
        1. 2 Corinthians 5:17
      2. Death should not intimidate us.
        1. 2 Corinthians 5:8
      3. We must never be ashamed of our Lord Jesus Christ.
        1. Psalm 107:2
        2. Romans 10:10
        3. Luke 9:26

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