Bible Study Questions – John 11:17-27
What gives Jesus the authority to call Himself the Resurrection and the Life? Colossians 1:15-20
Jesus’ best friend had died, resulting in chaos and confusion as to how and why this had happened. If Jesus healed and raised others, why did He allow Lazarus to die?
Why should the grief over death from a Christian be different for someone who has no God? I Thessalonians 4:13
What is eternal life? John 17:3 How can we gain it? John 3:36, 5:24; 6:35,37,47, 11:25-26
What does it mean to “know” The Father and the Son?
How long had Lazarus been dead when Jesus arrived, why did He wait and how does this add to the miracle?
What surprising comment does Jesus add earlier in verse 15? Why do you think He said this?
What did Jesus tell Martha would happen, and when did she think it would happen? What did she not understand?
How does verse 22 speak to Martha’s unbelief? How about after reading verse 27?
Have you ever questioned “why?” Give an example
Why do you think Mary didn’t accompany Martha to see Jesus?
In what sense will believers never die?
Woody Allen once said, “I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.” Why are we afraid to die?
What does Jesus really mean when He calls Himself the Resurrection and the Life?
Is this a statement of trust? Explain
Why did Jesus ask Martha if she believed?
Have you ever lost a dear loved one? How did you feel and how did it change your life?
Even though Martha questioned and may have doubted Jesus, she remained gracious and faithful. What can you learn from this?
How does Jesus’ declaration in this passage affect (influence) and effect (have a result in) you? What helps you to focus on God and not on circumstances?