August 14, 2002
NTRODUCTION – Romans 8:29 says, “For whom He (that is God the Father) foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the first-born among many brethren (and I think I can safely add sistren)”
In other words – God saved us and called us not just to give us a ticket to heaven, but also that we might become more and more like Jesus in every way while we live this life on earth. He wants and expects us to carry on the same kind of life and ministry that Jesus did while He was on earth.
One of the primary reasons we are studying the gospel of John together is because we have discovered that we cannot become like Jesus if we do not know what He was and is like. And we will not make that discovery unless we devote some serious time to that quest. Continue reading Lessons from the Raising from the Dead of Lazarus