OUR PLAN VS. HIS PLAN
John 11:21-24 || Optimism and hope are different. Optimism is the thinking that based upon our experience, things will get better. Hope looks at experiences and grapples with the reality that God is still working when things don’t look good at all.
Dig Deeper: Genesis 50:19-20, Romans 5:1-11, 8:18-39
John 11:25-26 || This is the reality of following Jesus. He has come to undo death, not through an “ethereal” or “symbolic” resurrection. Through BODILY resurrection.
Dig Deeper: Romans 4:25, 1 Corinthians 15, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
NOW VS. NOT YET
John 11:33-38 || A glimpse into God’s heart. He does not sit aloof upon some mountain that we cannot touch, He comes down into the valley of the shadow of death with us. This is how HE feels. He weeps with us! And then He gives us HOPE in the midst of the Now, leading us into the Not Yet.
Dig Deeper: John 20:30-31
John 11:43-44 || Many times, Jesus had revealed who He is. This time, He shows—all at the same time—His power and His heart. He shows His plan. Both for the Now and for the Not yet.
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