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A. Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead (11:1-46)

1. Jesus waits two more days after healing of death – glory of God to be seen in his miraculous power.

2. Jesus claims to be the resurrection and the life to beloved Martha.

3. Jesus gives thanks to God for miracle before commanding Lazarus to come forth from the tomb – for the people’s sake.

4. Many of the Jews believe on Jesus – some go to tell Pharisees.   

B. The council of Jews plans to kill Jesus (11:47-57)

1. If you leave Jesus alone – all men will believe on Him

2. Caiaphas prophesies – One (Jesus) should die for the nation

3. Jesus departs to Ephraim with disciples

C. Jesus has supper with Martha, Mary and Lazarus in Bethany (12:1-11)

            1. Six days before His final Passover

2. Mary anoints Jesus feet with expensive ointment – prepares Jesus for death.

3. Insincere Judas complains

4. Common people seek Jesus to see Lazarus and Jesus – chief priests plan to kill Lazarus

D. Jesus enters Jerusalem riding on an ass’ colt – fulfill prophecy of Zech. 9:9 (12:12-19)

E. Greeks seek Jesus (12:20-36)

1. Jesus sees hour has come for son of man to be glorified.

2. Jesus sees time as the time for the prince of this world to be cast out.

3. Jesus sees death as the way to life and drawing power for all man.

4. Jesus encourages multitude to walk in light while they have it – believe on the light to become sons of light.

F. The Jews continue to be hardened by the works of Jesus (12:37-50)

            1. Fulfills Isaiah’s prophecy – Sees Jesus’ glory – and Jews hardened hearts.

2. Rulers believe but will not confess – love glory of men rather than glory of God.

3. Jesus’ words will judge in last day – from the father.



1. Where is Bethany located?

2. Was Jesus close to Martha, Mary and Lazarus?

3. How long did Jesus wait after hearing of Lazarus’ sickness before He departed?

 Why the delay?

4. What did Jesus claim to Martha?

5. What did Jesus mean by speaking of those who never die?

6. What did Jesus do before raising Lazarus?

7. What was Caiaphas’ response to the frustrated Jews?  

8. What were two important purposes of Jesus’ death according to Caiaphas’ prophecy?

9. Where did Jesus depart with his disciples?   Why?  

10. Where did Jesus go six days before his final Passover?

11. Why was Judas upset with Mary?  

12. What were the Jews plotting in regard to Lazarus?   Why?  

13. What was significant about Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem?


14. Why did the multitude greet Jesus?

15. What group of people desired to meet Jesus in Jerusalem?

16. What hour had come according to Jesus?

17. What did the voice out of heaven say about Jesus?  

18. What would draw all men unto Jesus?

19. What had Isaiah prophesied concerning his people?

20. What lesson do the rulers provide for us concerning faith?

21. Believing on Jesus’ word was just like believing on whom?

22. What is the consequence of not believing Jesus’ word?