John 11:17-37 · Jesus Comforts the Sisters
The Resurrection and Life
John 11:32-44
by J. Howard Olds

Once upon a time there was a man whose name was Lazarus. He owned a nice home in the little town of Bethany, a suburb of Jerusalem. Mary and Martha were his sisters. Jesus liked to spend his spare time with these three close friends. He who lamented that He had no place to lay His head found friendship and hospitality there. Martha was a great cook. Mary gave relaxing massages. Lazarus proved to be an insightful friend. What more could anyone want?

Then one day Mary and Martha sent word to Jesus that Lazarus was seriously ill. Such is the setting for the Jesus we encounter in the 11th Chapter of John. Come let's take a look.


In Verse 6 we read, “When he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was."

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