Participants: Kelly Mowrer
Series Code: HWAL
Program Code: HWAL000386
00:16 Hi, I'm Kelly Mowrer, and welcome to His Words Are Life.
00:20 Let's pray together.
00:21 Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for these precious and beautiful
00:25 words that You have sent to us.
00:28 We want to hide them in our heart that we will not sin
00:31 against You.
00:32 We don't want there to be anything that keeps us
00:34 apart from You.
00:36 We want to grow closer, and closer to You, so please take
00:39 these words and write them on our very souls so that we can
00:42 bare fruit to Your honor and Your glory.
00:44 We love You so much!
00:45 Thank You.
00:48 I'm reading today from the King James Version, the gospel of
00:51 John, Chapter 10.
00:53 When we were last together Jesus was telling the listeners
00:57 that He was the good shepherd that lays down His life for
01:00 His sheep.
01:01 We'll pick it up in Verse 18.
01:03 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself.
01:09 I have the power to lay it down, and I have power to
01:12 take it again.
01:13 This commandment have I received of my Father.
01:16 There was a division therefore again among the Jews
01:20 for these sayings.
01:21 And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad;
01:24 why hear ye him?
01:26 Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil.
01:30 Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?
01:32 And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication,
01:36 and it was winter.
01:37 And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon's porch.
01:41 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him,
01:43 How long dost thou make us to doubt?
01:45 If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
01:48 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not:
01:53 the works that I do in my Father's name,
01:56 they bear witness of me.
01:57 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep,
02:01 as I said unto you.
02:02 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
02:06 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never
02:10 perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
02:14 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man
02:19 is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
02:21 I and my Father are one.
02:24 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
02:28 Jesus answered them, Many good works have I showed you from my
02:31 Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?
02:35 The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee
02:39 not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man,
02:43 makest thyself God
02:44 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said,
02:50 Ye are gods?
02:51 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came,
02:55 and the scripture cannot be broken; say ye of him,
02:58 whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world,
03:01 Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
03:05 If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
03:09 But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works:
03:14 that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me,
03:18 and I in Him.
03:21 Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out
03:24 of their hand, and went away again beyond Jordan into the
03:28 place where John at first baptized; and there he abode.
03:32 And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle:
03:36 but all things that John spake of this man were true.
03:40 And many believed on him there.
03:42 I'm reading from the King James Version, the gospel of John,
03:46 and we're now starting with Chapter 11.
03:48 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany,
03:53 the town of Mary and her sister Martha.
03:56 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment,
03:59 and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus
04:03 was sick.)
04:04 Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold,
04:08 he whom thou lovest is sick.
04:10 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death,
04:15 but for the glory of God, that the Son of God
04:18 might be glorified thereby.
04:20 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
04:25 When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two
04:29 days still in the same place where he was.
04:32 Then after that saith to his disciples, Let us go into
04:36 Judea again.
04:37 His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought
04:41 to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?
04:44 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day?
04:48 If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth
04:53 the light of this world.
04:54 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is
04:58 no light in him.
04:59 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them,
05:03 Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him
05:08 out of sleep.
05:09 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.
05:13 Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he
05:17 had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.
05:20 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
05:24 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there,
05:28 to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
05:34 Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellow
05:39 disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.
05:42 Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave
05:47 four days already.
05:48 Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen
05:52 furlongs off: and many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary,
05:56 to comfort them concerning their brother.
05:58 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming,
06:02 went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.
06:06 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here,
06:10 my brother had not died.
06:13 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God,
06:18 God will give it thee.
06:20 Jesus said unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
06:24 Martha said unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the
06:28 resurrection at the last day.
06:30 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life:
06:35 he that believeth in me, though he were dead,
06:38 yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth
06:42 in me shall never die.
06:44 Believest thou this?
06:46 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the
06:51 Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.
06:55 And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary
06:59 her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come,
07:03 and calleth for thee.
07:04 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly,
07:07 and came unto him.
07:08 Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place
07:13 where Martha met him.
07:14 The Jews then which were with her in the house,
07:17 and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily
07:22 and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave
07:26 to weep there.
07:27 Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him,
07:31 she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord,
07:35 if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
07:39 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also
07:43 weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit,
07:46 and was troubled, and said, Where have ye laid him?
07:50 They said unto him, Lord, come and see.
07:53 Jesus wept.
07:55 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!
07:59 And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes
08:04 of the blind, have caused that even this man should
08:07 not have died?
08:08 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave.
08:13 It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.
08:16 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone.
08:20 Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord,
08:26 by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.
08:30 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that,
08:35 if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
08:39 Then they took away the stone from the place where the
08:43 dead was laid.
08:44 And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee
08:49 that thou hast heard me.
08:50 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the
08:55 people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou
08:59 hast sent me.
09:00 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice,
09:04 Lazarus, come forth.
09:06 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave-
09:12 clothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin.
09:15 Jesus said unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
09:19 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things
09:24 which Jesus did, believed on him.
09:27 But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them
09:31 what things Jesus had done.
09:32 Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council,
09:36 and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.
09:40 If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him:
09:44 and the Romans shall come and take away both our
09:46 place and nation.
09:47 And one of them, named Caiaphas, being the high priest that same
09:52 year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all, nor consider
09:58 that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the
10:01 people, and that the whole nation perish not.
10:03 And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest
10:07 that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that
10:10 nation; and not for that nation only, but that also he should
10:15 gather together in one the children of God that were
10:18 scattered abroad.
10:19 Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put
10:25 him to death.
10:26 Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews;
10:30 but went thence unto a country near to the wilderness,
10:34 into a city called Ephraim, and there continued
10:37 with his disciples.
10:38 And the Jews' Passover was nigh at hand: and many went out of
10:42 the country up to Jerusalem before the Passover,
10:45 to purify themselves.
10:46 Then sought they for Jesus, and spake among themselves,
10:50 as they stood in the temple, What think ye, that he will not
10:54 come to the feast?
10:56 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a
10:59 commandment, that, if any man knew where he were,
11:02 he should show it, that they might take him.
11:06 I'm reading from the gospel of John, Chapter 12.
11:10 Then Jesus six days before the Passover came to Bethany,
11:16 where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised
11:19 from the dead.
11:20 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus
11:25 was one of them that sat at the table with him.
11:27 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard,
11:32 very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his
11:36 feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odor
11:40 of the ointment.
11:41 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son,
11:46 which should betray him, Why was not this ointment sold
11:50 for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
11:53 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was
11:58 a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
12:03 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying
12:09 hath she kept this.
12:10 For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.
12:16 Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was
12:20 there: and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they
12:23 might see Lazarus also, whom he had raised from the dead.
12:27 But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus
12:30 also to death; because that by reason of him many of the Jews
12:35 went away, and believed on Jesus.
12:37 On the next day much people that were come to the feast,
12:42 when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
12:44 took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him,
12:48 and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh
12:51 in the name of the Lord.
12:52 And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon;
12:58 as it is written, Fear not daughter of Zion: behold thy
13:03 King cometh, sitting on an ass's colt.
13:06 These things understood not his disciples at the first:
13:10 but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these
13:15 things were written of him, and that they had done these
13:17 things unto him.
13:18 The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus
13:23 out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.
13:27 For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard
13:30 that he had done this miracle.
13:32 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye
13:37 how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
13:40 And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to
13:43 worship at the feast: the same came therefore to Philip,
13:47 which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him,
13:50 saying, Sir, we would see Jesus.
13:53 Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again Andrew and
13:57 Philip tell Jesus.
13:58 And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come,
14:02 that the Son of man should be glorified.
14:04 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into
14:09 the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die,
14:13 it bringeth forth much fruit.
14:15 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his
14:20 life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.
14:24 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am,
14:29 there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me,
14:33 him will my Father honor.
14:35 Thank you for being with me.
14:37 Please join me again next time.