Sermon: Deeply Moved

Deeply Moved

This is a sermon I preached about Jesus’ remarkably touching response to Mary and Martha over their brother Lazarus’ death and Jesus’ delayed visit in John 11.  Jesus’ expression of his own feelings about Lazarus’ death (and subsequent resurrection) bring me to my knees and tears to my eyes.

Further context: This was preached at my home church and shared shortly after my grandmother had died after a long bout with illness, the cancer-causing death of a middle-aged woman from my church, and a young man who committed suicide. This sermon came out of a lot of death.