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THE GATHERING STORM Hostility to Jesus Grows to Point of Desperation John 11-12:19 New Life Bible Fellowship Dr. Kermit Ecklebarger March 3, 2013 www.newlifetucson.com/connection/

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1 THE GATHERING STORM Hostility to Jesus Grows to Point of Desperation John 11-12:19 New Life Bible Fellowship Dr. Kermit Ecklebarger March 3, 2013

2 Introduction Intensification of opposition Intensification of opposition From Criticism From Criticism To Open Hostility To Open Hostility To Desperation To Desperation

3 Probable Time Line of Jesus Life Ch 2 Ch 5 Ch 6 Ch 7 Ch 10 Ch Temple Healing Feeding | Hanukkah Crucifixion Cleansing Lame Man 5000 Tabernacles | | | | | | Passover 1 Passover 2 or Passover 3 Passover 4 Tabernacles; or 2 or 3 not mentioned Spring Spring Spring Oct. Dec. Spring 27 or John

4 Hostility grows because of the publicized raising of Lazarus 11:1-12:19 A. Record of the raising 11: Jesus informed of sickness 11:1-4 a. Identity of sick person: ~Lazarus of Bethany ~Brother of Mary and Martha b. Fame of Mary: Anointing of Jesus **Event not reported until next chapter**

5 c. Message to Jesus: One you love is sick. 11:3 d. Purpose of sickness: Glory of God and of Gods Son 2. Jesus delays departure: Act of Love 11:4-6 a. Affirmation of Love: 11:5 b. Intentional delay: So=Therefore 11:6

6 3. Jesus announces his trip plans 11:7-16 Danger and loyalty a. Jesus identifies destination: Judea 11:7 b. Disciples warn of danger: Jews there tried to stone you, and yet you are going back? 11:8 c. Jesus reassurance: 12 hours of daylight 11:9-10 d. Jesus metaphorical report of Lazarus death: Trip purpose to awaken sleeping friend 11:11

7 e. Disciples confusion: Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better. 11:12-13 f. Jesus clarification: Lazarus is dead. 11:14-15 :... Jesus attitude:...for your sake I am glad I was not there : Jesus reason: So that you may believe. g. Thomas loyalty: Let us also go, that we may die with him. 11:16

8 4. Arrival at Bethany 11:17-20 a. Lazarus dead 4 days 11:17 b. Bethany two miles from Jerusalem 11:18 c. Many Jews there comforting sisters 11:19 d. Only Martha goes to meet Jesus 11:20 5. Meeting with Martha 11:21-27 a. Accusation of Martha 11:21-22 Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. BUT, I know that EVEN NOW God will give you whatever you ask. BOTH COMPLAINT AND CONFIDENCE

9 b. Assurance of Jesus 11:23 Your brother will rise again. c. Misunderstanding by Martha 11:24 I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day. d. Clarification by Jesus 11:25-26 I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?

10 I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.

11 e. Marthas confession of faith 11:27 Yes Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, who is to come into the world. 6. Meeting with Mary 11:28-32 a. Summoned by Martha 11:28 b. Accompanied by Jewish mourners 11:29-31 c. Accusation by Mary 11:32 Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. LITERAL TRANSLATION: *Martha: would not have died the brother of me *Mary: would not of me have died the brother

12 7. Performance of miracle 11:33-44 Emotional disturbance and resurrection a. Jesus Emotional Disturbances 11:33-38 ~ When Jesus saw her …and the Jews... weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. 11:33 ~ Jesus wept. 11:35 *Jewish mourners impressed with Jesus love for Lazarus, but confused* ~ Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. 11:38

13 b. Jesus raises Lazarus 11:38-44 ~Removal of Stone 11:38-39a ~Marthas Hesitation 11:39b ~Jesus Reminder 11:40 ~Jesus Prayer for audiences benefit 11:41-42 ~Jesus Command 11:43 ~Lazarus raised from the Dead 11:44 Lazarus raised with mortal body Jesus raised with immortal body

14 Crisis Mounting Belief Unbelief B. Reaction to raising Lazarus 11:4512:19 Crisis Mounting Belief Unbelief Many believed 11:45 --some report to rel. leaders 11:46 --council against Jesus 11:47 --plot to kill Jesus 11:53 Passover crowd interested Summons to arrest Jesus 11:57 in Jesus 11:55-56 Marys private devotion Criticism by Judas 12:4-6 12:1-3 Curiosity about Lazarus Plot to kill Lazarus 12:10 and belief in Jesus due to miracle 12:11

15 Crisis Mounting Belief Unbelief B. Reaction to raising Lazarus 11:45-12:19 Crisis Mounting Belief Unbelief Public demonstration Desperation by Pharisees at Triumphal entry due to 12:19 miracle 12:12-18

16 CONCLUSION ~~There is life after death ~~Death is transformed by Jesus ~~All will experience physical resurrection ~~There is life after death ~~Death is transformed by Jesus ~~All will experience physical resurrection


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