John – Raising of Lazarus
January 22, 2011
Some Jews come to ask Jesus to plainly declare Himself the Christ, but He tells them what He already said, but they take up stones because Jesus makes Himself out to be God. Jesus tells them that they do the same thing when they use the title of God for their religious.
Jesus then hears that Lazarus has died. He stays for two more days and then returns Judea to Lazarus’ home. Thomas cynically suggests that they will be going to their deaths by returning to Judea, as well.
When Jesus visits the family and sees Lazarus’ tomb, He starts to cry, overcome with emotion despite the knowledge that He will raise Lazarus soon. Jesus then tells the people to take away the stone, cries out with a loud voice, and raises Lazarus, who had been dead for four days.
Hearing of this, the Pharisees seek to kill Jesus.