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Jesus tells His disciple to with Him Back ti Judea because Lazarus is sleep.

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John 11:7–14 ESV
Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?” Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died,
John 11:7
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John 11:6–15 ESV
So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?” Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died, and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.”
John 6
John 11:6–15 NKJV
So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was. Then after this He said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples said to Him, “Rabbi, lately the Jews sought to stone You, and are You going there again?” Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” These things He said, and after that He said to them, “Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up.” Then His disciples said, “Lord, if he sleeps he will get well.” However, Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought that He was speaking about taking rest in sleep. Then Jesus said to them plainly, “Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, that you may believe. Nevertheless let us go to him.”
John 11:6–15 ESV
So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?” Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died, and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.”
John 11:6 NKJV
So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was.
John 11:
Back story: The sisters (Mary and Martha)of Lazarus sent word to Jesus that Lazarus was ill. He delayed going for two days
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1. The Path of Unknown

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John 11:7–8 ESV
Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?”
John 10:20–33 NKJV
And many of them said, “He has a demon and is mad. Why do you listen to Him?” Others said, “These are not the words of one who has a demon. Can a demon open the eyes of the blind?” Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch. Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.” Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in My Father’s name, they bear witness of Me. But you do not believe, because you are not of My sheep, as I said to you. My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and My Father are one.” Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?” The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”
john 10
John 10:31–33 NKJV
Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?” The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”
john 11:
Jesus announces his plans to return to Judea, and invites his disciples to join him, they are frankly...
john 10:30-

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Jesus announces his plans to return to Judea, and invites his disciples to join him, they are frankly...
John 10:30–33 NKJV
I and My Father are one.” Then the Jews took up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, “Many good works I have shown you from My Father. For which of those works do you stone Me?” The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.”
back story:
John 11:7–8 NKJV
Then after this He said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples said to Him, “Rabbi, lately the Jews sought to stone You, and are You going there again?”
John 11:

When therefore he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days. This means that the two-day delay was motivated by Jesus’ love for Martha, Mary and Lazarus. How can this be?

6 So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was.

John 10:24 ESV
So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.”
John 11:7–8 NKJV
Then after this He said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples said to Him, “Rabbi, lately the Jews sought to stone You, and are You going there again?”
John 10:22 NKJV
Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter.
John 10:24 ESV
So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.”
john 10:24
Jesus tells them in v. 25-29 that His works show them who He is they just don’t want to except it, Because those who believe in His works are His given to Him by the Father … and in v 30 He says I and the Father are One and the want to stone Him but Jesus pass through unharmed.
john 10:25-39
john 10:22
John 11:7–8 ESV
Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?”
john 11:
It was only a short while ago that the Jews tried to stone him. The reference is to what took place at the Feast of Dedication (10:31, 39), after Jesus had announced, ‘I and my Father are one
those who are Jesus’ friends and who fall ‘asleep’ will one day be wakened by him who is the resurrection and the life.
after the two-day delay, Jesus announces his plans to return to Judea, and invites his disciples to join him, they are frankly aghast2

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John 11:9–10 NKJV
Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.”
It was only a short while ago that the Jews tried to stone him. The reference is to what took place at the Feast of Dedication (10:31, 39), after Jesus had announced, ‘I and my Father are one
John 11:

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The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.
The disciples recognize that the animus against Jesus is now so great it could easily result in his death. They do not recognize that his death
The disciples recognize that the animus against Jesus is now so great it could easily result in his death. They do not recognize that his death
In this Christian walk there are offend circumstance that we are placed in that really have us asking the lord why.
As christians we are lead place we don’t even understand the purpose or the objective,
it’s a place where we feel helpless, vulnerable, or a lost cause; it’s a situation that if it wasn’t for call from God you would have choose yourself.

2. The Path of been Leaded by the light

However, he would not let fear of his opponents determine his course of action:
John 11:9–10 ESV
Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.”
john 11:
john 11
John 11:9–10 ESV
Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if anyone walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.”
However, he would not let fear of his opponents determine his course of action: Jesus answered, ‘Are there not twelve hours of daylight? A man who walks by day will not stumble, for he sees by this world’s light. It is when he walks by night that he stumbles, for he has no light.’
The Jewish day was reckoned from sunrise to sunset, and night from sunset to sunrise. The 24-hour period was divided roughly into 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness.
Jesus was determined to go into Judea, in his own time, to respond to the request of Mary and Martha.
The Jewish day was reckoned from sunrise to sunset, and night from sunset to sunrise. The 24-hour period was divided roughly into 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness.
However, he would not let fear of his opponents determine his course of action: Jesus answered, ‘Are there not twelve hours of daylight? A man who walks by day will not stumble, for he sees by this world’s light. It is when he walks by night that he stumbles, for he has no light.’
Kruse, C. G. (2003). John: an introduction and commentary (Vol. 4, p. 245). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
Jesus regarded the period of his ministry as the ‘day’ (9:4), and during the day he would accomplish his Father’s purpose without stumbling, i.e. without being deflected by reminders of previous attempts by ‘the Jews’ to stone him, or because of the possibility that they would try to do so again if he returned to Judea.
Jesus was determined to go into Judea, in his own time, to respond to the request of Mary and Martha.
Jesus was determined to go into Judea, in his own time, to respond to the request of Mary and Martha.

3 The Path of Faith

John 11:11–14 NKJV
These things He said, and after that He said to them, “Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up.” Then His disciples said, “Lord, if he sleeps he will get well.” However, Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought that He was speaking about taking rest in sleep. Then Jesus said to them plainly, “Lazarus is dead.
John 11:11–13 ESV
After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep.
John 11:11–14 ESV
After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died,
john 11:11-1
John 11:11–13 ESV
After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep.
john 11:13
John 11:
John 11:11-
As Christians we are called to exercise our faith and patience.

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we must believe that our master knows what road is best for his servant to travel and that he is leading them the right way.
Jesus informs his followers that our Friend Lazarus is asleep, but, Jesus says, I am going there to wake him up
john 11:
john 11
Jesus informs his followers that our Friend Lazarus is asleep, but, Jesus says, I am going there to wake him up
Jesus informs his followers that our Friend Lazarus is asleep, but, Jesus says, I am going there to wake him up
, but tthe await his Father’s timing.
The decision to delay is therefore to be explained as divine timing the await his Father’s timing.
The contrast between the plural our friend and I am going is not accidental: Jesus alone is the resurrection and the life
The decision to delay is therefore to be explained as the deliberate refusal to be manipulated (cf. 2:4; 7:3), but to await his Father’s timing.
His disciples replied, ‘Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better.’ There would be no need for Jesus to risk his life in Judea if Lazarus were merely asleep; he would wake up in due course.
The decision to delay is therefore to be explained as divine timing the await his Father’s timing.
His disciples replied, ‘Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better.’ There would be no need for Jesus to risk his life in Judea if Lazarus were merely asleep; he would wake up in due course.
The contrast between the plural our friend and I am going is not accidental: Jesus alone is the resurrection and the life
the disciples’ misunderstanding: Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep. Sleep was a common metaphor for death
the disciples’ misunderstanding: Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep. Sleep was a common metaphor for death
The decision to delay is therefore to be explained as divine timing the await his Father’s timing.

4. The Path Of Divine Timing

John 11:14–15 ESV
Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died, and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.”
john 11
The decision to delay is therefore to be explained as divine timing the await his Father’s timing.
The decision to delay is therefore to be explained as divine timing the await his Father’s timing.
Jesus was not saying that he was glad that Lazarus was dead , but that for his disciples’ sake he was glad he was not there to prevent it, because he knew he was going to raise Lazarus from death, and when his disciples saw that happen it would be a tremendous boost to their faith.
the delay ensured that Lazarus had been dead long enough that no-one could misinterpret the miracle
Jesus was not saying that he was glad that Lazarus was dead (which would be callous indeed), but that for his disciples’ sake he was glad he was not there to prevent it, because he knew he was going to raise Lazarus from death, and when his disciples saw that happen it would be a tremendous boost to their faith.
The delay ensured that Lazarus had been dead long enough that no-one could misinterpret the miracle
Lazarus’ death and the resurrection that follows are not only to glorify the Father and the Son,
John 11:15 NKJV
And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, that you may believe. Nevertheless let us go to him.”

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the delay ensured that Lazarus had been dead long enough that no-one could misinterpret the miracle

the resurrection that follows are not only to glorify the Father and the Son, but are for the good of Lazarus and his sisters.

John 11:4 ESV
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.”
Lazarus’ death and the resurrection that follows are not only to glorify the Father and the Son, but are for the good of Lazarus and his sisters.
John
Jesus was not saying that he was glad that Lazarus was dead, but that for his disciples’ sake he was glad he was not there to prevent it, because he knew he was going to raise Lazarus from death, and when his disciples saw that happen it would be a tremendous boost to their faith.
Lazarus’ death and the resurrection that follows are not only to glorify the Father and the Son, but are for the good of Lazarus and his sisters.
Jesus was not saying that he was glad that Lazarus was dead (which would be callous indeed), but that for his disciples’ sake he was glad he was not there to prevent it, because he knew he was going to raise Lazarus from death, and when his disciples saw that happen it would be a tremendous boost to their faith.
but are for the good of Lazarus and his sisters.
Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seekinCg to stone you, and are you going there again?”

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Jesus is glad he was not present when Lazarus died, presumably because he would have prevented his death and therefore removed the opportunity to provide this faith-engendering resurrection
Jesus is glad he was not present when Lazarus died, presumably because he would have prevented his death and therefore removed the opportunity to provide this faith-engendering resurrection
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