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The Resurrection and the Life
20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.
21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.
23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.
25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.
I. Christ is the Great Dispenser of Life (John 11:25)
1. He Gives Physical Life (Acts 17:25)
2. He Gives Spiritual Life (John 10:10)
II. Christ is the Great Restorer of Life (John 11:25)
1. Christ Restores Spiritual Life (Ephesians 2:1)
2. Christ Restores Physical Life (1 Corinthians 15:22)
3. Christ Restores Cosmical Life (John 11:25)
III. Christ is the Great Preserver of Life
1. Christ Preserves Us by His Protective Word (Matthew 4:4)
2. Christ Preserves Us by His Redemptive Work (John 6:53)
3. Christ Preserves Us by His Directive Will (John 14:17)
The Good Shepherd
11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
17 Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.
18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me.
26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
I. The Attractiveness of His Character (John 10:11)
1. The Good Shepherd Loves His Sheep Infinitely (John 10:11; John 10:1)
2. The Good Shepherd Loves His Sheep Intimately (John 10:3; John 10:16)
II. The Inclusiveness of His Concern (John 10:16)
1. The Good Shepherd Seeks the Sheep (John 10:16)
2. The Good Shepherd Shelters the Sheep (John 10:7; Hebrews 13:20-21; I Peter 5:4)
III. The Effectiveness of His Call (John 10:27-30)
1. The Call Expects a Response (John 10:27)
2. The Call Establishes a Relationship (John 10:28; Colossians 3:3)
A. The Relationship is Indestructible (John 10:28)
B. The Relationship is Indissoluble (John 10:29)
The Opening of a Blind Man's Eyes || Darkness to Dawn
And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth.
2 And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
3 Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.
4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
6 When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,
7 And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came seeing.
8 The neighbours therefore, and they which before had seen him that he was blind, said, Is not this he that sat and begged?
9 Some said, This is he: others said, He is like him: but he said, I am he.
10 Therefore said they unto him, How were thine eyes opened?
11 He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.
35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when he had found him, he said unto him, Dost thou believe on the Son of God?
36 He answered and said, Who is he, Lord, that I might believe on him?
37 And Jesus said unto him, Thou hast both seen him, and it is he that talketh with thee.
38 And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.
I. The Blind Man's Night (John 9:1)
1. A Condition of Tragedy (John 9:1)
2. A Condition of Poverty (John 9:8)
II. The Blind Man's Sight (John 9:25)
1. The Divine Operation (John 9:11)
2. The Human Application (John 9:11)
III. The Blind Man's Light (John 9:5)
1. The Light of Positive Certainty (John 9:25)
2. The Light of Patient Constancy (John 9:28; John 9:34)
3. The Light of Progressive Clarity (John 9:25)
Walking on the Water || Jesus Today
15 When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone.
16 And when even was now come, his disciples went down unto the sea,
17 And entered into a ship, and went over the sea toward Capernaum. And it was now dark, and Jesus was not come to them.
18 And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.
19 So when they had rowed about five and twenty or thirty furlongs, they see Jesus walking on the sea, and drawing nigh unto the ship: and they were afraid.
20 But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.
21 Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.
22 The day following, when the people which stood on the other side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his disciples into the boat, but that his disciples were gone away alone;
I. Jesus the Man of Prayer (John 6:15)
A. Jesus our Interceder (Hebrews 7:25)
B. Jesus our Intervenor (John 6:19, Psalm 91:14-16)
II. Jesus the Man of Victory (John 6:19)
A. Jesus Victorious Moment (John 6:17-18)
B. Jesus Victorious Manner (John 6:19)
C. Jesus Victorious Message (John 6:20)
III. Jesus the Man of Destiny (John 6:21)
A. Jesus Assumes Progress (Ephesians 3:20)
B. Jesus Assures Progress (Romans 8:28)
The Feeding of the Five Thousand || The Satisfying Savior
After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias.
2 And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased.
3 And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples.
4 And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.
5 When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat?
6 And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.
7 Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little.
8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him,
9 There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
10 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.
12 When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
13 Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.
14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.
I. The Crowd Saw the Attraction of Christ (John 6:2)
1. Christ's Magnetism (Luke 9:11)
2. Christ's Message (Luke 9:11)
3. Christ's Miracles (John 6:2)
II. The Crowd Saw the Compassion of Christ (John 6:2)
1. His Compassion was Born of Vision (John 6:5)
2. His Compassion was Born of Passion (Matthew 9:36)
III. The Crowd Shared the Provision of Christ (John 6:5)
1. A Merciful Provision (John 6:5)
2. A Multiplied Provision (John 6:11)
3. A Ministered Provision (John 6:10-11)
The Making Whole of a Crippled Life || The Complete Cure
After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.
3 In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water.
4 For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.
5 And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years.
6 When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole?
7 The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.
8 Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
9 And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the sabbath.
10 The Jews therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed.
11 He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed, and walk.
12 Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?
13 And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.
14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
15 The man departed, and told the Jews that it was Jesus, which had made him whole.
I. The Word of Divine Diagnosis (John 5:6)
A. The Health he Needed (John 5:6)
B. The Help he Needed (John 5:6)
C. The Hope he Needed (John 5:6; Ephesians 2:12; Matthew 9:12)
II. The Word of Divine Deliverance (John 5:8)
A. A Spiritual Deliverance (John 5:8)
B. A Moral Deliverance (John 5:8)
C. A Physical Deliverance (John 5:8)
III. The Word of Divine Direction (John 5:14)
A. For a Life of Radiant Certainty (John 5:14)
B. For a Life of Radiant Victory (John 5:14)
C. For a Life of Radiant Loyalty (John 5:14)