Narrate the story of how Lazarus was raised from death

  • Lazarus of Bethany, brother to Mary and Martha, was ill. 
  • His sisters sent message to inform Jesus that Lazarus whom he loved was ill. 
  • Jesus said that the illness would not end in death, rather, it was to
    glorify God. 
  • Jesus stayed two days longer when he heard of what happened. 
  • Jesus then informed his disciples that Lazarus had fallen asleep, 
  • He
    said that he was going to wake him up. 
  • The disciples said that if he had
    fallen asleep, then he would be alright. 
  • They did not understand the
    expression as being dead. 
  • Jesus told them that Lazarus was dead. 
  • Thomas called on his fellow disciples that they should go with Jesus to die
    with him. 
  • Lazarus had been in the tomb for four days before Jesus arrived. 
  • Jesus had come to console Mary and Martha. 
  • Martha met Jesus and said,
    “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 
  • Jesus
    told her that her brother would rise again. 
  • Martha said that would be on
    the day of resurrection. 
  • Jesus said that he was the resurrection and the
  • Anybody who believed in Jesus, though he died yet shall live. 
  • Jesus asked if Martha believed what he said about himself. 
  • Martha said
    that she believed Jesus as the Christ, the son of God. 
  • Martha called Mary
    who said to Jesus “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have
  • When Jesus saw her weeping, he was moved and asked of where Lazarus
    was laid. 
  • It was shown to Jesus and he wept. 
  • Jesus ordered that the
    stone at the mouth of the tomb should be rolled off. 
  • Jesus thanked God for
    answered prayers. 
  • He called out Lazarus in a loud voice and the dead man
    came out alive. 
  • Many of the Jews who had come with Mary believed, 


  1. Believers in Jesus shall live for ever, 
  2. Jesus is resurrection
    and life, 
  3. Jesus has ultimate power over death, 
  4. Jesus is concerned
    about the well-being of man.

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