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God sets us for victory

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God sets us for victory

John 11:1–4 ESV
1 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. 3 So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” 4 But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.”
Two different perspectives
God’s perspective
Godless Perspective
Sometimes Jesus will allow certain things to demonstrate a greater power
The author wants the audience to know who
The one whom you love
The request has been made
The answer
His death was an opportunity for God (God didn’t put the disease on Lazarus
Every breakthrough, creative miracles, signs and wonders reveals or confirms something of the nature and will of God.
The Why for the answer
They knew Him as the Healer, but now they will have a new revelation.
Just because you heard something doesn’t mean you know something.
They heard Him say that He was the “Resurrection and the Life”, but they didn’t know it until they saw it.
The Testimony of the resurrection of Lazarus will help them believe Jesus’ testimony “I Am the Resurrection and the Life!”
wsThink of it as your dream in a wasteland of dead dreams. and you begin to call them by name c
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