20 April: Resurrection of the Dead

With an increasing number of funerals involving families of close friends, the idea of resurrecting the dead is starting to sound more and more wonderful the older I get…

READ JOHN 11  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.


As life moves on and people my age begin to lose their parents, spouses and siblings, suddenly the pre-Christian understanding of the Resurrection of the Dead on the Last Day [v24] starts to gain value after all. Even as far back as people like Moses and King David, they knew about the forgiveness of sin and our names already written in our Maker’s Book.[a] It’s only the names of those who choose to reject God, and sin against their Maker, who’ll be blotted out of His Book of Life.[b] In other words, every one of God’s image-bearers are in His “club” – only those who choose to opt out will relinquish their membership.

Jn11So, in today’s chapter, Jesus didn’t come with new teaching. However, He was the only one who has ever given us a way of understand what our Maker has planned for humanity, and then protected our God-given right to LIFE for us. But fine words may be “hot air” and empty boasting. So when Jesus raised a man, who had been dead for four days, He said, “Did I not say to you that if you believe (faith before sight), you will see the Glory of God?” [v40]

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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting to speak directly with the Lord of LIFE? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[c]


   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be publically seen above all the earth. [Psalm 57:11]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: God’s GRACE for Hong Kong[d]
  • Your Country: The homeless and poor
  • Yourself: Opportunities to Serve God
  • Your concerns for today
Jesus said: “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.” [John 6:35]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

I’m no different to anyone else, Lord. All of us are like sheep – we’ve all gone astray. Each of us has turned to his own way, but thanks to You, Lord, You’ve caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Jesus. [Isaiah 53:6]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”

Heal me, Lord, and I’ll be healed. Save me and I’ll be saved, for You, Father God, are my praise. [Jeremiah 17:14]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[e] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: An Assured Future

Jesus said: “Very truly I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes Him who sent me has eternal life. He will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” [John 5:24]

[a] Psalm 9:5; 69:28; 109:13 and Revelation 3:5

[b] Exodus 32:32-33

[c] Matthew 6:5-15

[d] http://www.operationworld.org/node/148

[e] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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