We consider the account of Christ raising Lazarus from the dead and reflect upon the fact that physical death gives us a picture of its far worse spiritual counterpart, caused by sin. We see: 

  • Sin makes you spiritually dead. 
  • Only Jesus can make you alive. 
  • We must respond to the testimony Jesus gives us in this passage. 

Only God can give life and take it away, yet here we see Jesus doing that very thing. We understand therefore that He is God and that He is life and our only hope of eternal life.


Greg Hodson

Greg came to Grace Church, Modesto from the UK in 1997. For many of the intervening years, he has functioned as a teaching elder in the fellowship. He is frequently involved in the teaching ministry and also leads the Internet Ministries and the Youth Ministry. Before coming to Grace Church, he was a teaching elder in a small village chapel in the UK for four years. He is married with 3 children and 3 grandchildren.

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