Where is Jesus?

John 11 NIV

  1. Now a man named Lazarus was sick.  He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha.
    1. 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.
    1. So the sisters sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick.”
    1. 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.”
    1. Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus.
    1. Yet when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days.

Lesson 1 – There will be storms in our lives!

  • Jesus loved them but a storm came into their lives.
  • They were friends who served and worshipped Him – but a storm came.
  • They were loved by Jesus – but still a storm came into their lives.

Lesson 2 – The necessity for waiting upon God

Psalm 27:14 (KJV) Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Psalm 37:7 (KJV) Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

Psalm 40:1 (KJV) I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

  • Jesus knows when to act!  He knows the exact moment, the best time for us to…
  • Bear the trial
  • Stand
  • Be helped
  • Learn the most
  • Bear testimony of God’s power and strength

Lesson 3 – Jesus’ great power over death!

  • Jesus never preached a funeral!

John 11:28 (KJV) – And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.

  • Where is Jesus?  He was there all the time!
  • The Master is come . . .to meet all of our:
  • Needs and necessities
  • Troubles and trials
  • Sorrow and hurt
  • Loneliness and emptiness

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.