Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 16, 2010
Mary & Martha said that Lazarus was the one whom Jesus loved. But how could Jesus treat a friend like He did? Why would He callously stay away while this close friend died... and He could have prevented it?
OPEN: “How many of you know the name of the brother of Mary and Martha who Jesus raised from the dead?” (most of the audience raised their hand). Who was it? Lazarus.
Read text: John 11:1-47 followed by prayer.
ILLUS: A few years back I read a story about a may village in