Throughout the Gospels, Jesus is teaching us how to bring spiritual dynamics to bear on our physical world instead of letting our physical world drive our spiritual life. To understand the Christian faith, one must understand the changes Jesus is making throughout the Gospels. The stories of Lazarus’ resurrection unfold in chapter 11 of John. We will follow these stories throughout the next couple of weeks trying to grasp what Jesus is saying and changing. In the story, we see numerous misunderstandings with the disciples, Mary and Martha, the religious leadership. Jesus is introducing new ideas especially in the understandings of what death is and what follows death. We still struggle with these ideas surrounding both HIS resurrection and Lazarus’. However, the power of the Gospel is revealed in the resurrection. Can we find ways of affirming these stories?

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