Wed, 22 February 2012
Vijay looks at the 7th and last Messianic sign in John's Gospel, the raising of Lazarus from the dead (John 11.1-44). In this part of his exposition, he expands on the astonishing claim that Jesus makes. Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life. Life is not simply some sort of material thing or process, but a person. Jesus is the very source and cause of all creation and life. To reject Christ ultimately is to reject the very source that animates and energises life. But, to believe in Jesus is not only to enjoy life before physical death, but to continue to do so for all eternity with a resurrected body.