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The Word Resurrects the Dead

Lesson 8 

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Summer 2022

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By: RLD Editorial Team 

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July 24, 2022

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Lesson Focus:

God shows us His glory when we believe.

Bible Basis:

John 11:17–27, 38–44

Materials Needed:

Step 1:

  • None

Summary & Links:

God shows us His glory when we believe.

These videos and materials are for your personal use.
If you show videos in class, be sure to have the necessary rights to do so.

Music Video, Traditional: “Let All the World in Every Corner Sing”
Music Video, Multicultural: “Ancient of Days” by Ron Kenoly
Music Video, Contemporary: “All the Poor and Powerless” by All Sons & Daughters
Guzik’s Commentary on John 11
Clarke’s Commentary on John 11
Working Preacher Commentary on John 11

Memory Verse:

25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; 26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?”
—John 11:25–26

Step 1:

God shows us His glory when we believe.

Materials Needed:

  • None

BELIEF AND TENNIS GLORY
Two weeks ago, tennis star Elena Rybakina won the women’s singles final at Wimbledon. Though she was born in Russia, she moved to Kazakhstan and has been playing for them for four years. “I’m really happy representing Kazakhstan,” she said before the finals. “They believed in me.” In the final match, Rybakina, then ranked #17 in the world, gained glory by defeating #3-ranked Ons Jabeur in three sets. She again hailed Kazakhstan’s belief in her, noting that the president of their tennis federation had come to some of her matches. “It’s really a big thing,” Rybakina said. “It’s unbelievable support, which I just appreciate.”

BELIEF AND GOD’S GLORY
Four days after Lazarus had been laid in his tomb, Jesus arrived at the home where Martha and Mary grieved the death of their brother. Jesus assured Martha that her brother would rise again. And while her great faith allowed her to believe in Jesus’ power to resurrect, Martha still believed they would find a rotting corpse if they opened Lazarus’s tomb. Jesus gently reminded her that if she believed in Him, she would see the glory of God—and after Jesus prayed, Lazarus emerged from the tomb alive.

Questions

  • How does someone’s belief in you help you perform at a high level?
  • Whom do you know who needs someone to believe in them today?
  • When have you believed God and seen His glory?

Looking for Steps 2, 3 & 4?

You can find Steps 2, 3 & 4 in your teacher’s guide. To purchase a teacher’s guide, please visit: Bible-in-Life or Echoes.

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