Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sunday, March 13, 2016: (John 11:1-46)
Jesus said: “My people, when My friend Lazarus died, I wept for the loss of a good friend. I went to the house of Martha and Mary, and they were sad that I could not come sooner to heal their brother. Then I told Martha: ‘I am the Resurrection and the Life; he who believes in Me, even if he die, shall live, and whoever lives and believes in Me, shall never die.’ I was speaking of the next life after death, because I am the victor over death. Those people, who believe in Me and repent of their sins, will have eternal life with Me in heaven. So the people would know that I am the Son of God, I even raised Lazarus from the dead. Some of the Jews believed in Me because of this miracle. The Pharisees were plotting to kill Me because they were afraid of losing their authority. Everyone is appointed to die, as this is one of the consequences of Adam’s sin. You will only die in your body, but your soul lives on forever. You saw My victory over death when I resurrected from My tomb. On the day of the final judgment, My faithful will be resurrected with a glorified body, and you will be whole again. This is the hope that I give to every living person. My faithful need to be patient for all of My gifts, even after your death. All of heaven rejoices over one repentant sinner.”