If You Had Been Here

Lazarus is dead. Jesus wasn’t there. Watch “If you had been here” to discover what Jesus can possibly have to offer his bereaved sister?

Ministry use licence

Description

In John 11, Jesus' best friend lies ill and his family beg Jesus to come and heal him...

... but Jesus doesn't come straight away.

When he shows up, Lazarus has been dead for four days. It seems he's too late. But to this tragedy Jesus brings two surprising gifts - tears and triumph.

He cries at the grave, then raises his friend from death. It's these tears and triumph that we need in the face of our own tragedies.

Possible Discussion Questions

  • Why doesn't Jesus respond immediately when he hears Lazarus is ill?
  • How do Jesus's gifts of tears and triumph help us when we face tragedy?

Related Bible Reference

  • John 11
  • John 19

Credits

Produced by Speak Life

Speak Life prayerfully preach the gospel, train Christians in evangelism and resource the church for its mission to the world. Speak Life produce video resources, and a regular podcast that help Christians to engage on key topics.

Produced by Glen Scrivener
Produced by Kairos Films and Media
Music by Josh Lucas
Edited by Luke Aylen

Licence Agreement

Ministry use licence

This video is available for use online or offline in the context of your ministry/ministries (e.g. church service, children’s/youth group, small group, Bible study, school assemblies and lessons). By purchasing this video, you are purchasing a license to use and show it in the context of your specific situation (unless otherwise noted, this excludes uploading it by itself to social media).

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