Today we are looking at Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead – so today we have 3 gospel readings and forego our usual Old Testament and Epistle readings. Go find them starting at Terce, then None, and finally Compline, then come back here and try answering the questions below?
What most intrigues, or surprises you about Jesus actions? Which verse jumped out at you and impacted you the most?
Which person do you most identify with here? Why?
Verse 35 at Compline is the shortest verse in the Bible in most versions it simply says, “Jesus wept”. Why do you think he wept – after all he knew that he was about to raise Lazarus from the dead, so why is did he cry?
In what way was this supernatural demonstration of God’s power transformational for those watching it happen?
What kind of experience or encounter does God have to bring in your life to get your attention, to be a catalyst for change and transformation?
What kind of experiences or encounters often prove to be catalyst’s for change in our lives? How do you think you could make yourself more open to his leading so he doesn’t have to hit you over the head with it before you get the message?
Usually I give you the answers but on this one everyone's answers may be different, because we are individuals at different stages of our journey and our relationship with Jesus, different culture's and persceptives could give alternative insights. If you want to bless the rest of us with your answers, to some or all of these please feel free to share them on our facebook page.