"I want to begin here this morning by pointing out that the mention of Lazarus by name is how we know this is a real story as opposed to a parable. Jesus never used real names in parables; his point here is obvious… He has tried every way possible to get the attention of the Pharisees. He has been direct. He has used parables to illustrate the truth of His statements. The sneer, however, has not left their faces and Jesus now turns to a real-life example of the exactly what it will cost the Pharisees if they do not repent."
Sunday Morning Third Service
August 11, 2019 • Ron Arbaugh
Sunday Morning Second Service • March 8, 2020 • Ron Arbaugh
"There is a significant picture here. As I’ve already indicated, the disciples were all filled with fear. It’s in those times when you are most afraid that Jesus will come and stand right in the middle of the things you are afraid of and make you this offer of peace! He is with you! He is never closer than when you are truly afraid and about to be overwhelmed. It doesn’t matter if you feel His presence. It doesn’t matter to Him that you are afraid when you should have believed. He is there because He loves you! No other reason."