John


He Who Receives You

Yeshua told them, “Whatever house you enter, first say, "Peace be to this house"; (Luke 10:5), a Jewish salutation and blessing of peace upon the family. The Master said, "If a [son] of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you" (Luke 10:6).


The First Encounter

Mary Magdalene believed the Master’s enemies had dealt one more indignity to Him by stealing away his body. Alone with her grief, she gathered the courage to peer into the tomb herself. Two angels clothed in white sat where the Master’s body had lain. The linen shrouds lay between them.


Lazar Target: What Ever Happened to Lazarus?

Archaeologists discovered a first century tomb at Bethany containing Jewish burial ossuaries. One of the bone boxes bore the name Martha. Another bore the name Lazarus. Is this the final resting place of the man Yeshua resurrected?


The Caiaphas Prophecy

The Holy Spirit spoke a prophecy and proclaimed the gospel through the mouth of the wicked Caiaphas, a reminder that God works in many ways one hardly expects, and He speaks through many voices one would never anticipate. Messianic enthusiasm over Yeshua had been progressively building in Judea.


Jesus and the Mummy

Everybody Yeshua raised from the dead eventually died again. There is a big difference between a resurrection and resuscitation. The Master called down into the darkness of the tomb with a loud cry, “Lazar! Come out!” His shout into the darkness recalls His earlier words.


Dead Man Walking

What’s the shortest verse in the Bible? It’s right next to the biggest miracle our Master ever performed. The words “Yeshua wept” (John 11:35) introduce the resurrection of Lazarus.Yeshua wept over the death of His friend Lazarus. The people were saying, “See how He loved him!”


Was Jesus a Show-Off?

He did not do miracles to show off. He was not a magician or performer. And He refused to do signs and wonders to prove Himself. So why did He raise Lazarus from the dead? Martha, the sister of Lazarus, objected to opening her brother’s tomb.


Life B4 Death

Most Christians believe in life after death, but have you ever heard of life before death? Martha wept at the death of her brother. Yeshua assured her, “Your brother will rise again.” She thought He referred to the future resurrection of the righteous in the Messianic Age.


Afraid of the Dark?

Ever been afraid of the dark? It’s natural to be afraid of what we cannot see, but when exposed to the light, the shadows of darkness flee. Yeshua wanted to travel to Bethany, a suburb of Jerusalem, to visit His sick friend Lazarus.


Scorned and Ridiculed

As the hour of the Passover sacrifice drew near, a growing stream of pilgrims filled the road leading to the city gates. Passing near Golgotha, they saw a knot of people standing around the three crosses on the rock. Naturally, they inquired about the victims.