The Resurrection and the Life

February 7, 2021 Speaker: Jeff Bedwell Series: Who is Jesus?

Passage: John 11

Series: Who Is Jesus?
Message: The Resurrection and The Life
Scripture: John 11

My perception of Jesus shapes the way that I understand and relate to Jesus.

I will obey Christ boldly when I believe Christ greatly!

Setting the stage (1-15):

  • Bad news in the midst of a good life
  • God’s purpose in the midst of it all to bring glory to Himself
  • Jesus delays – They are freaking out; He is hanging out
  • Jesus eventually returns to Judea under the threat of death

A Lesson in Bold Belief and Obedience

  1. When God wants to move in our lives and display His glory, He calls for a step of Obedience (38-40)
  • Clear
  • Personal
  • Difficult

What is it that God is giving you a clear command about today?  What is He asking you to do?

  1. Whether or not you obey God is dependent on what you Believe about Him
  • Trust God’s Knowledge (4,11-15)

Just because I don’t know, doesn’t mean God doesn’t know!

  • Trust God’s Love (3,5,36)

God’s love is a perfecting love, not a Pampering love

We must learn to interpret circumstances in light of God’s love; not interpreting God’s love in light of circumstances!

  • Trust God’s Timing (6)
  • Christ’s delays are delays of love
  • The delayed help always comes at the right time
  • The best help is not delayed
  • Trust God’s Power (11,21-27, 32,37-44)

Sometimes we find it easier to trust God’s power for the distant future than for the present difficulty

  • Trust God’s Purposes (4,40-42)

In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,” (Ephesians 1:11)

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“The real secret of an unsatisfied life lies too often in an unsurrendered will.”  Hudson Taylor

  1. When we obey, God’s glory is displayed and lives are Blessed (41-45)

God moved into the realm of their problem and acted in such a way that brought glory to God and Good to those present

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The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10)

But he said, 'Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and keep it!'” (Luke 11:28)

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“Faith is the life dominating conviction that all God has for me through obedience is better by far than anything Satan can offer me through selfishness and sin.”  David Hegg

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I will obey Christ boldly when I believe Christ greatly!

Making it Personal

  • Because of who Jesus is, I will obey Christ boldly by:

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