Her brother had died. She was distraught. Rushing out to meet Jesus she said: “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.”
Jesus said: “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?”
He loved her. He loved her brother. He was God come to them in human form. What might have sounded like an ill-timed sermon, was a precursor to one of his greatest miracles, and an enduring source of hope and inspiration to the rest of us.
The Pulse Podcast is about living abundantly wholeheartedly. It includes different kinds of content: Interviews, featured topics, or biblical studies. This episode is the later—and in-depth look at John 11:1-27.
I take us through the text, explain some of the context and background, and then offer some thoughts about how this text helps us respond to some of our deepest fears.
The sermon connected to this same section of text is called “Afraid no more” and can be accessed here. Note: I apologize for the static on the recording. We’ll try to get it fixed for next week.
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