YEAH! Church - 26 July 2020
Through the Bible in 2020
Last week we learned how Jesus could do miracles with food, but that’s not all He could do. He could make sick people well again and even bring people back from the dead!
Today’s Lesson: Jesus Can Raise People to Life
Jesus Makes Lazarus Live Again -
John 11:1-45 - Jesus received word that His friend, Lazarus, the brother of Mary and Martha was very sick. Rather than leaving right away, however, He stayed where He was for two more days. The disciples might have thought He wasn’t intending on going...it was dangerous for Jesus in Judea; in fact, a crowd there had tried to stone Him to death. When they found out He was planning to go, they tried to talk Him out of it, but He told them He needed to go–He had a job to do that was going to let people know more about God. Lazarus had died, but He was going to make Him come back to life!
They traveled back to Bethany and Jesus talked with both Martha and Mary; they believed He was the Messiah and wished He had been there sooner so that Lazarus wouldn’t have died. They knew He could have healed their brother. What they didn’t know was that, even though their brother had been dead for four days, He could still make Him well! Jesus has power over death.
Jesus had them roll the stone away from the tomb and then in a loud voice called out, “Lazarus! Come out!”...and he did!! Lazarus was still wrapped up in grave clothes so he would have looked like a mummy. Jesus told them to unwrap him and let him go free. They did and there was Lazarus...back from the dead...healthy once more.
This week’s verse:
John 14:2-3- “ There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. ”
Jesus has promised that we too will live with Him forever in heaven if we believe in Him, and obey His teaching. We can know that He can do this because we have already seen His power to raise dead people back to life. We can trust His promises...nothing is impossible for Him!
~ Pastor Jane
Theme Verse for 2020:
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16+17
In addition to being a church minister, Pastor Jane is also a trained teacher and has many years of experience working with children in churches, camps, daycares and schools. Parents' Corner is provided to give parents and caregivers support especially as pertains to mental health and related topics.
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