Contributed by Mark Wood on Jan 13, 2007
Dr. Wood used this sermon to inform the congregation that often God uses delay in order to discipline us or steer us in the direction that He intends for the good of His kingdom.
INTRODUCTION: Too often, we worry when we should wait, and we resist when we should resign. Often God’s delays are explained in that God wishes to teach us our need of patience (see Hebrews 10:36). In our text, Lazarus was on his deathbed and yet Jesus delayed (see vv. 1–6).