STUDY FOUR: MARTHA – JOHN 11:1 - 57

© Rosemary Bardsley 2015

Jesus often went to the home of his good friends, Lazarus, Martha and Mary in the village of Bethany. One day, when Jesus was four days walk away from Bethany Lazarus became sick.

A. WHAT DID EVERYBODY DO? John 11:3-16

From the verses listed identify what everybody was doing:

Mary and Martha [verse 3]    

Jesus [verse 6]    

Jesus [verse 7]    

The disciples [verse 8]    

Jesus [verse 11-15]    

Thomas [verse 16]    


B. MARTHA'S FAITH [Luke 10:38-42; John 11:17-27]

Read the two passages; from each of the verses listed below write a description of Martha’s faith.
Luke 10:38-42

   
John 11:3
    
John 11:21
    
John 11:22
    
John 11:24
    
John 11:27

    

C. WHAT DID JESUS SAY? [John 11:25,26]

Write out what Jesus said to Martha in verses 25 and 26. These are very important words.

 

 

 

 

Why are these words important?

 

 

 

D. SOME OTHER CLAIMS JESUS MADE
Jesus made many absolute claims. Many of the people listening to him did not think that he had the right to make these claims. They thought he was just a man, but the claims he made were actually claims to be God. With almost every claim there is a promise given to those who believe that he is who he claimed to be.

Write out each of these promises:
John 4:13,14
    
John 5:22-23
    
John 5:24
    
John 6:35
    
John 6:40
    
John 7:37
    
John 8:12
    
John 8:24
    
John 8:58
    
John 10:9
    
John 10:14
    
John 10:30
    
John 12:44-46
    
John 14:6
    
John 14:7-9
    

What is my response to God’s self-revelation in Jesus Christ? John 20:31; Romans 10:9