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1. Love is vulnerability in action

  • Scripture Reference; John 11
  • Leader Notes
    • True love is vulnerable to pain and hurt, but it keeps loving despite the pain.
    • Everything that happens in this story is because of Jesus’ love for Mary, Martha, & Lazarus.
    • Jesus is inviting us to the way of vulnerability that He lived before us.
    • The way of love is the way of the cross because Jesus laid down His life for us on the cross.
  • Questions for Reflection
    • How are love and vulnerability important?

2. Jesus is the resurrection & the life

  • Scripture Reference; John 15:12-13
  • Leader Notes
    • Even though we’ve been hurt, we should still continue to love sacrificially.
    • Think about how much love from Jesus we have trampled in our lives, and He still loves us.
    • Jesus is inviting us into a very reckless way of living, that is the way of His reckless love.
    • The entire message of Christianity is what happens after the resurrection.
  • Questions for Reflection
    • What does the resurrection mean to you?

3. Let what breaks Jesus’ heart break ours

  • Scripture Reference; John 14:6
  • Leader Notes
    • Jesus is the life we are called to live, where we die to ourselves and live for Him.
    • When we die to ourselves, we live to God and the great purpose He has for us.
    • God’s will is above our will, it is better than our will.
    • Jesus leads us on the road to calvary, but at the end of the road is true life in the resurrection.
    • Death without resurrection is what breaks Jesus’ heart more than anything.
  • Questions for reflection
    • How can you continue to die to yourself and live to God and His great purpose for your life?

4. Believe and see the glory of God

  • Scripture Reference; Isaiah 53:3-4
  • Leader Notes
    • The Bible teaches that if you first believe, then you will see the glory of God.
    • We should be able to see not just God’s fingerprints, but His handiwork in both the good and the bad.
    • God is always working in both the good and the bad.
    • We ought to pray for God to open our eyes to see Him working, no one can open our eyes for us.
  • Questions for Reflection
    • How does faith affect our ability to see the glory of God?