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From Death To Life: Releasing Reival

Colossians 2:9–15 (NLT) 9 For in Christ lives all the fullness of God in a human body. 10 So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority. 11 When you came to Christ, you were “circumcised,” but not by a physical procedure. Christ performed a spiritual circumcision—the cutting away of your sinful nature. 12 For you were buried with Christ when you were baptizedAnd with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead. 13 You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. 14 He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. 15 In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authoritiesHe shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.

The resurrection of 2 daughters
  • One from death to life, one from disease and exclusion to beloved identity and wholeness. 
  • One claimed one and one unclaimed.  
  • One loved and one forgotten. 
  • One was bringing Jesus to the need, the other bringing the need to Jesus.
See Also: Matthew 9:23-26, Mark 5:35-43.
Luke 8:40–47 (NIV) 40 Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. 41 Then a man named Jairus, a ruler of the synagogue, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house 42 because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying. As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. 43 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. 44 She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped. 
45 “Who touched me?” Jesus asked. When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.” 46 But Jesus said, 
“Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.” 
47 Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. 48 Then he said to her, 
“Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.” 

“In the midst of the move of God, He is not so consumed with the “bigger miracle” or the agenda to address your need!”

“Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace.”
She didn’t just get healed. She got identified as His Own.”

Twelve a Connection? 
A 12 year old daughter & (2)A 12 year old issue

“He has authority over issues we bring him to and the issues we bring to him.”

Luke 8:49–53 (NIV) 49 While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue ruler. “Your daughter is dead,” he said. “Don’t bother the teacher any more.” 50 Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.” 51 When he arrived at the house of Jairus, he did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John and James, and the child’s father and mother. 52 Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. “Stop wailing,” Jesus said. “She is not dead but asleep.” 53 They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. 54 But he took her by the hand and said, “My child, get up!” 55 Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up. Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat.

The road to a Resurrection 
1. Stay Humble. Stay needy.
“Humility keeps us at the mercy of Jesus.”

2. It’s a risky road.
“If it isn’t risky it isn’t faith.”

3. Stay on the road. (Remain in faith)
“The same faith Jairus had for sickness was the same faith that brought resurrection.” 

4. It’s met with opposition

5. It’s His voice that awakens

John 5:25 (NIV) “I tell you, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.”

From Death To Life: Words Awaken

God didn’t design you to sustain life, but to bring life.
Genesis 1:28 (NIV) God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number…
John 7:38 (NIV) Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”

“Our purpose is not survival; it’s revival.”

1 Kings 17:17-24 (NIV) 17 Some time later the son of the woman who owned the house became ill. He grew worse and worse, and finally stopped breathing. 18 She said to Elijah, “What do you have against me, man of God? Did you come to remind me of my sin and kill my son?” 19 “Give me your son,” Elijah replied. He took him from her arms, carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his bed. 20 Then he cried out to the LORD, “O LORD my God, have you brought tragedy also upon this widow I am staying with, by causing her son to die?” 21 Then he stretched himself out on the boy three times and cried to the LORD, “O LORD my God, let this boy’s life return to him!” 22 The LORD heard Elijah’s cry, and the boy’s life returned to him, and he lived. 23 Elijah picked up the child and carried him down from the room into the house. He gave him to his mother and said, “Look, your son is alive!” 24 Then the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the LORD from your mouth is the truth.” 

Releasing Revival
1. It’s already in you.
Romans 8:11 (NLT) The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.

Luke 17:20-21 (NIV) 20 Once, having been asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, 21 nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is within you.”

2. Take responsibility
Verse 19 “Give me your Son”

Revival is our responsibility!

3. It starts in an upper room.
Verse: 19...He took him from her arms, carried him to the upper room where he was staying.

4. Costs us our comfort
1 Kings 17:21 Then he stretched himself out on the boy…
Stretch yourself. 

5. Consistency Counts
Verser 21 Then, he stretched himself out on the boy three times.


“A lifestyle of consistency is more effective than a moment of Intensity.”

Matthew 7:7 (NLT) “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on 

From Death To Life: Resurrected for Fellowship

From Death To Life: The resurrection of two daughters

  •  John 8:58(NIV) “Before Abraham was born, I AM”
1. Martha’s Moment 
John 11:21–26 (NIV) 21 “Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.” 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24 Martha answered, “I know he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; 26 and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

  • The grave could not hold Him who is THE RESURRECTION!

John 11:27 (NIV) “Yes, Lord,” she told him, “I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into the world.”

2. Mary’s Moment
John 11:32–44 (NIV) 32 When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” 33 When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled. 34 “Where have you laid him?” he asked. “Come and see, Lord,” they replied. 35 Jesus wept. 36 Then the Jews said, “See how he loved him!” 37 But some of them said, “Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying?” 

3. Lazarus’ Moment 
John 11:38–44 (NIV) 38 Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. 39 “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.” 40 Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God?” 41 So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42 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.” 43 When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44 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.”

He awakens the sleepers.
He awakens the dead.
Ephesians 5:14 (NIV)  For it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: “Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

His Voice in the darkness
1. “Come Out” 
Jesus is always calling us to COME OUT & COME IN! 

2. Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”

He is removing everything that doesn’t look like life.

John 11:45–46 (NIV) 45 Therefore many of the Jews who had come to visit Mary, and had seen what Jesus did, put their faith in him. 46 But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them what Jesus had done.
  • His invitation to the doubters: Touch and feel him then believe in Him

Seven “I AM” declarations about Himself. (John)
  • I AM the Bread of Life (John 6:35, 41, 48, 51)
  • I AM the Light of the World (John 8:12)
  • I AM the Door of the Sheep (John 10:7, 9) 
  • I AM the Good Shepherd (John 10:11,14)
  • I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6) 
  • I AM the True Vine (John 15:1, 5)
  • I AM the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25)

Romans 5:17 (NIV)17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ.

Revelation 1:18 (NLT)  I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.

From Death To Life: The Resurrection

Pastor Josh’s favorite apologetic resources.

1. Greg Koukl & Stand To Reason:
Clear Thinking Christianity.

2. J. Warner Wallace: Cold Case detective work on Jesus from historical evidence.

3. William Lane Craig :
Analytic Philosophy & Theology.

4. Capturing Christianity: Young and insightful, “Christianity is True.”

5. Stephen C. Meyer:
Science and Discover |

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