The Raising of Lazarus

John 10, 11

1. What great miracle did Jesus perform in Jerusalem?

He healed the man who was born blind.

2. What did Jesus declare concerning Himself in the temple?

That He is the Good Shepherd, who loves His sheep and gives His life for them. John 10:1-15

3. Why could not the wicked Jews believe in Jesus?

They could not believe because they were not of His sheep. John 10:22-31

4. Where did Jesus go after the Jews in Jerusalem sought to kill Him?

He went to Perea, across the Jordan, where He taught the people in parables.

5. Mention some of the notable parables Jesus taught in Perea.

The parables of the rich fool, the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son.

6. Why did Jesus return to Judea?

He went to raise Lazarus, who had been dead four days.

7. Why was the raising of Lazarus the greatest of Jesus’ miracles?

Jesus expresses this in His words to Martha, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” John 11:25

8. What was the effect of the raising of Lazarus on the Jews?

The Jewish Council plotted to kill Jesus. John 11:46-53

9. What was Jesus’ reaction to the plot of the Council?

He walked no more openly among the Jews and retired to the city of Ephraim. John 11:54

10. Why did Jesus avoid the Jews?

Because His hour was not yet come.