Monday, April 03, 2006

Death Can't Divide Us

14 So Jesus then said to them plainly, "Lazarus is dead, 15 and I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, so that you may believe; but let us go to him."

16 (A) Therefore Thomas, who is called (B) Didymus, said to his fellow disciples, "Let us also go, so that we may die with Him."

17 So when Jesus came, He found that he had already been in the tomb (C) four days.

18 Now (D) Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off; 19 and many of (E) the Jews had come to (F) Martha and Mary, (G) to console them concerning their brother.

20 (H) Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet Him, but (I) Mary stayed at the house.

21 Martha then said to Jesus, "(J) LORD, (K) if You had been here, my brother would not have died.

22 "Even now I know that (L) whatever You ask of God, God will give You."

23 Jesus said to her, "Your brother will rise again."

24 Martha said to Him, "(M) I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day."

25 Jesus said to her, "(N) I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, 26 and everyone who lives and believes in Me (O) will never die. Do you believe this?"

27 She said to Him, "Yes, LORD; I have believed that You are (P) the Christ, the Son of God, even (Q) He who comes into the world."

-John 11:14-27