John 11:17-27, 39-44


Hello, Church, Proclaim!
Reading: John 11:17-27, 39-44
K-Hymn: 265
Blanks: rise, resurrection, believe, glory, thank, come out

(3) How does Jesus change our life?
Jesus changes our lives through his words.

That means, when Jesus wants to change our life, Jesus speaks about what he believes first.
Then his words start working in us and for us.
Then we experience the change.

Today, we read an example.
It was when Jesus wanted to raise Lazarus from the dead.
(1) So, first he said:
“I am the resurrection and the life.
All those who believe in me will live forever.”
Since Lazarus believed in Jesus, Jesus now let him experience the resurrection, by saying:
(3) “Lazarus, come out!”
(3) Then Lazarus came back to life.

(2) So, when Jesus wants to change our life, he speaks.
Then, the Holy Spirit starts to work.
Then we experience the change.
This is how Jesus changes lives.

So, Jesus spoke a lot of good words for us.
Jesus says that God loves you.
Jesus says that God forgives you.
Jesus says that God gives you freedom in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Jesus says that you will see heaven open.
Jesus says that you will receive eternal life.
Jesus says that you will see God and be called children of God.

Jesus also proclaimed many promises to his churches.
So, today I am going to read that to you.
Then you, as the church, say “amen.”
Then we will proclaim his words together.
Let’s practice.
I say:
God loves you.
You say:
I say: God forgives you.
You say: (Amen.)
God heals you.
Your faith will make you well.

Ok. Good.
Let’s begin:
You will hear the voice of Jesus.
You will bear many fruits in Jesus Christ.

When you pray, your request will be granted.
When you pray, the door will be opened to you.
Everything is possible for you as you believe.

You will become one people in Christ Jesus.
You are brothers and sisters of Jesus.
You will see heaven open.
You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.
You will have the true life.

You will be made well.
You will stand firm in faith.
You will be saved.
You will be free and considered righteous.

You will be blessed, satisfied, and filled.
You will be comforted.
You will see God and be called “children of God.”
You will own God’s earth.
You will enter the Kingdom of God.
You will be great in the Kingdom of God.
Jesus will give you the keys to the kingdom of God.

So, when two or three of you gather in Jesus name, Jesus will be there in your midst.
When two of you agree about anything and ask in prayer, it will be given to you.
Whatever you allow on earth will be allowed in heaven.
Whatever you set free on earth will be set free in heaven.

Jesus will build his church.
His church will last forever.
Jesus will give you what will satisfy you forever.
Jesus will take care of you.
Jesus will give you rest.

You will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.
You will receive power as the Holy Spirit come upon you.
You will be the witnesses of Jesus Christ.
You will bring people to Jesus.

Jesus will raise you up at the last day.
Jesus will acknowledge you before the angels of God.
Jesus will reward you openly.

You will receive eternal life.
You will gather the fruit of everlasting life.
You will live forever through Jesus Christ.
You will find rest.
And Jesus will have you forever.


Now may you experience the power of his words in your life.
May you experience what we proclaimed here today.
As you obey Jesus, you will experience more and more of him.

Let’s pray:
Jesus, thank you for being our God.
May we live according to your words.
May we live with you forever.
In Jesus name, we pray amen.