Worship Preparation: June 2, 2019

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Read the sermon text: John 11:1-27

Read the sermon summary: Do you ever think something like, “If only God had done something differently, then life would’ve have turned out better”? This is how both Martha and Mary felt when their brother Lazarus died. They loved Jesus. They trusted him. They even believed that their brother would rise again in the resurrection on the last day. But they didn’t realize that the last days were upon them in the person of Jesus Christ. They didn’t realize the fulness of who he was… that he himself is the resurrection and the life and that one didn’t need to wait for the resurrection on the last day to have true life and overcome death. One simply needs to place their trust in Jesus here and now. In this great sign of raising Lazarus from the dead, Jesus demonstrates that he is the resurrection and the life and he foreshadows his own dying and rising for the sins of his people. In preparation for the sermon, consider the following questions: What is the relationship between the glory of God and the Son of God being glorified (v. 4)? What are the different ways Jesus uses the terms live and die in verses 25 and 26?

Read the following song lyrics in relation to the sermon:
 
This I Believe (The Creed)
Our Father everlasting
The all creating One
God Almighty
Through Your Holy Spirit
Conceiving Christ the Son
Jesus our Saviour
 
I believe in God our Father
I believe in Christ the Son
I believe in the Holy Spirit
Our God is three in One
I believe in the resurrection
That we will rise again
For I believe in the Name of Jesus
 
Our judge and our defender
Suffered and crucified
Forgiveness is in You
Descended into darkness
You rose in glorious life
Forever seated high
 
I believe in You
I believe You rose again
I believe that Jesus Christ is Lord
 
I believe in life eternal
I believe in the virgin birth
I believe in the saints' communion
And in Your holy Church
I believe in the resurrection
When Jesus comes again
For I believe in the Name of Jesus
 
CCLI Song # 7018338
Ben Fielding | Matt Crocker
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Preaching: Jim Upchurch
Music Leader: Landon Pauley

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