Our God is the God of comebacks! He has been the architect of countless comebacks in people’s lives. Through the power of God, people have been delivered from addictions, set free from sin, restored in marriage, reconciled to children, healed from sickness, recovered from financial devastation, & given great purpose. Are you in need of a comeback? Don’t doubt for a minute that God can do the same for you.
Comeback to Life
January 10, 2021
So then he told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead, and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us go to him.” – John 11:14–15
As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world… – Ephesians 2:1–2
Sin doesn’t make you sick, it kills you
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions … – Ephesians 2:4–5
Everyone needs a comeback to life that only God can give
Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. “Take away the stone,” he said.
“But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.”
Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” – John 11:38–40
Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey – whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? – Romans 6:16
When we choose our own way, to causes death, but when we choose God’s way, it causes life
So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”
When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face.
Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.” – John 11:41–44