A Genuine Bell-ringer!

I am the Resurrection and the Life
Scripture

John 11:25
John 11:1-45 or 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33-45

Sermon Week/Year

Fifth Sunday of Lent,
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Sermon Topic

Resurrection,

Last year, a story came over the news wire services about a man residing in the city of Greenville, South Carolina who had died. After his burial, a letter from the County Department of Social Services arrived at his home. The letter said, in part:

Your food stamps will be stopped effective March 1992 because we received notice that you passed away. You may reapply if there is a change in your circumstances.

In today’s Gospel Lesson, a man named Lazarus, residing in the City of Bethany, dies. Lazarus’ friend Jesus receives notice that he has passed away. Jesus arrives in Bethany and drastically changes Lazarus’ circumstances. After having said to Lazarus’ sister Martha, “Your brother will rise…

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