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John 11:17-57 – Lazarus Come Forth. God’s Glory on Display

My sermon notes for Sunday, Feb. 11th as we continue our study through The Gospel of John. Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon.  To see the sermon each week or subscribe to the weekly sermon podcast please visit

John 11:17-57 – Lazarus Come Forth

God’s Glory on Display

Intro thoughts


The setting


I am the resurrection and the Life – vv. 17-27

His deity – I AM the great I AM


  1. John 6:35 – I am the bread of Life

“No one who comes to Me will ever hunger and thirst again.”

  1. John 8:12 – I am the light of the world

“He who follows Me will not walk in darkness.”

  1. John 10:7 – I am the door of the sheep

“If anyone enters by Me he will be saved and go and find pasture.”

  1. John 10:15 – I am the great shepherd

“I know My own and My own know Me.”

  1. John 11:25 – I am the resurrection and the life

“He who believes in Me will never die.”

  1. John 14:6 – I am the way, the truth, and the life

“No one comes to the Father except through Me.”

  1. John 15:1 – I am the true vine

“He who abides in Me will bear much fruit.”


Marth believed He could heal, but did she believe he could raise Lazarus?


Jesus wept – vv. 28-37

His compassion and humanity


Deeply moved and troubled – connotes anger and agitation (literally…horse snorting)


Jesus wept – grief over suffering and death


Lazarus come out – vv. 38-44

His power and authority


His glory…the visible display of His invisible perfection (A.W. Pink)


Lifted up His eyes to the Father.


Thank you


With a loud voice… Come out



Increasing Conflict – vv. 45-57

His mission and purpose.  REDEMPTION


Some believed

Some did not and went to Jerusalem


v. 53 – From that day on they made plans to put Him to death.


v. 54 – Jesus did not walk openly.

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