Posts Tagged ‘Lazarus’ death’

John 11:1-16 Into Enemy Territory

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We join Jesus and His disciples on the far side of the Jordan where they went after leaving the Jews trying to stone Him. They have been hanging out there for a little while, letting things cool off. Now Jesus is planning on going back.

Jesus was very close to Mary, Martha and Lazarus. “Lord, he whom You love is ill” (verse 3). I would venture to guess that Lazarus was as close to Jesus as a brother. He was a follower of Jesus, but not one who followed along with Him on His journeys. Jesus visited in this family’s home when He went to Jerusalem. He even stayed with them in the evenings of His last week before the cross. They were close as any family could be. Read more »