Pastor Ron Roddey
"Lazarus Raised From the Dead"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Morning, October 31, 2021
John Chapter 11
11:1 Now a certain man was
sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
11:2 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his
feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)
11:3 Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou
lovest is sick.
11:4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but
for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
11:5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
11:6 When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still
in the same place where he was.
11:7 Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again.
11:8 His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone
thee; and goest thou thither again?
11:9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk
in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.
11:10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no
light in him.
11:11 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend
Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
11:12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.
11:13 Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken
of taking of rest in sleep.
11:14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
11:15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye
may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
11:16 Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples,
Let us also go, that we may die with him.
11:17 Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days
11:18 Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:
11:19 And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them
concerning their brother.
11:20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met
him: but Mary sat still in the house.
11:21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother
had not died.
11:22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will
give it thee.
11:23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
11:24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the
resurrection at the last day.
11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that
believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
11:26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest
11:27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the
Son of God, which should come into the world.
11:28 And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister
secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.
11:29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him.
11:30 Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where
Martha met him.
11:31 The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her,
when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her,
saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there.
11:32 Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at
his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not
11:33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which
came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.
11:34 And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and
11:35 Jesus wept.
11:36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!
11:37 And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of
the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?
11:38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was
a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
11:39 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was
dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead
11:40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest
believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
11:41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid.
And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast
11:42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people
which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.
11:43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come
11:44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes:
and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose
him, and let him go.
11:45 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things
which Jesus did, believed on him.
11:46 But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what
things Jesus had done.
11:47 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said,
What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.
11:48 If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans
shall come and take away both our place and nation.
11:49 And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year,
said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,
11:50 Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for
the people, and that the whole nation perish not.
11:51 And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he
prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation;
11:52 And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together
in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.
11:53 Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to
11:54 Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went thence
unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim, and there
continued with his disciples.
11:55 And the Jews' passover was nigh at hand: and many went out of the
country up to Jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves.
11:56 Then sought they for Jesus, and spake among themselves, as they stood
in the temple, What think ye, that he will not come to the feast?
11:57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment,
that, if any man knew where he were, he should shew it, that they might take