John 11:21 CSB – Then Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother wouldn’t have died.
John 11:23-25 CSB – Jesus to Martha, “Your brother will rise again,”
24 Martha said to him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.”
25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me, even if he dies, will live.
John 11:39 CSB – “Lord, there is already a stench because he has been dead four days.”
John 11:43-44 CSB – he shouted with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 The dead man came out bound hand and foot with linen strips and with his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unwrap him and let him go.”
John 11:45-46 Therefore, many of the Jews who came to Mary and saw what he did believed in him.46 But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.
John 11:53 CSB – So from that day on they plotted to kill him.
“I Am the Resurrection & the Life,” = I Am the Way to Life without Guilt and Shame!
Psalm 34:3-4 CSB – When I kept silent, my bones became brittle
from my groaning all day long.
4 For day and night your hand was heavy on me;
my strength was drained
as in the summer’s heat
Romans 3:23 CSB – For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God
Romans 6:23 CSB – For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 3:16,17 CSB – For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
Romans 8:1 CSB – Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus
John 11:25 – I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me, even if he dies, will live.
“I Am the Resurrection and the Life” = I Am the Way to Life Packed with Meaning and Joy!
John 11:32 CSB – “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died!”
“I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me, even if he dies, will live. Do you believe Me?
John 12:1-3 CSB – Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany where Lazarus was, the one Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 So they gave a dinner for him there; Martha was serving them, and Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with him.
3 Then Mary took a pound of perfume, pure and expensive nard, anointed Jesus’s feet, and wiped his feet with her hair. So the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
John 10:10 CSB – Jesus said, I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.
John 20:31 CSB – But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have lifein his name.
Mark 14:9 CSB – Truly I tell you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”
To Know the Resurrected Jesus is to know Meaning & Joy!
John 10:11 CSB – “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
My fear of atheism is, that if there is nothing else, if this is all there is, the material, the mechanical, then why not individualism? Then why not materialism?
Then why humanitarianism? It feels good because it’s nice to be nice to people.
But for me, without some sense of a deeper truth, for me there’s only hedonism, there’s only indulgence. – Russell Brand
Matthew 28:18-20 CSB – “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you.
“I am the resurrection and the life” turns lives upside down
Jesus explains “resurrection and the life” – John 12:23–25 CSB – Jesus replied to them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24 Truly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains by itself. But if it dies, it produces much fruit.
25 The one who loves his life will lose it, and the one who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
Gospel = Euangelion= “good news”
John 12:23, The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
Eucatastrophes= a joyful catastrophe
Easter is THE eucatastropheof the eucatastrophes.
“I Am the Resurrection and the Life” Demands a Response
John 12:24-25a CSB – Truly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains by itself, but if it dies, it produces much fruit. 25 The one who loves his life will lose it
John 12:25 CSB – The one who loves his lifewill lose it, and the one who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
Galatians 2:20 CSB – I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.