Reflexion, A Spiritual Community

John 11:1-7; 12:1-3 - John will bring Jesus’ public ministry to a close in chapter 12

March 24, 2019 Season 4 Episode 11
Reflexion, A Spiritual Community
John 11:1-7; 12:1-3 - John will bring Jesus’ public ministry to a close in chapter 12
Chapters
Reflexion, A Spiritual Community
John 11:1-7; 12:1-3 - John will bring Jesus’ public ministry to a close in chapter 12
Mar 24, 2019 Season 4 Episode 11
Chuck Smith, Jr
Be Loved, Do Love, See Glory
Show Notes

But just before reaching the end, there is this amazing crescendo!
– Jesus goes to the grave of a dead man and calls him back to life
– this is one of those points where John’s story differs from the Synoptic gospels
• Matthew, Mark and Luke say nothing about Lazarus’ resurrection
• in Matthew, Mark and Luke, Jesus’ ministry comes to an end
◦ but in John’s gospel, it is only Jesus’ public ministry that comes to an end
◦ he still has a lot more to give his disciples before leaving them (chs. 13-17)

In spite of the different direction John goes,
– the way his story overlaps with the Synoptic gospels is recognizable
• for example:
◦ Martha and Mary, whom we met in Luke, enter the story
◦ the story of a woman who poured perfume on Jesus occurs here
(as we find in Matthew and Mark)
◦ John also records Jesus grand entrance into Jerusalem
◦ Jesus quotes Isaiah 6:9-10, as he did in Matthew 
(and partially in Mark and Luke)

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