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The Challenge of Lazarus-John

However, the Gospel says only of Lazarus that Jesus ‘loved him’. In this profound study, Richard Seddon brings together essential but often overlooked quotations from the work of the philosopher and scientist Rudolf Steiner.

Author : Richard Seddon

Release : 2015-04-21

Publisher : Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN : 1906999724

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The Gospel of John, distinct from the ‘synoptic gospels’, is the most esoteric and challenging account of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. John, whose identity has been much debated, mysteriously refers to himself as ‘the disciple whom Jesus loved’. But didn’t Jesus love each of the twelve Apostles? Indeed, did he not love all human beings? However, the Gospel says only of Lazarus that Jesus ‘loved him’. In this profound study, Richard Seddon brings together essential but often overlooked quotations from the work of the philosopher and scientist Rudolf Steiner. Steiner made no claim to divine inspiration, but described how – through the vigorous discipline of inner development – the capacity for spiritual-scientific research could be acquired. Rudolf Steiner, who founded anthroposophy, undertook research into many of the incidents recorded in John’s Gospel, and reported his results in lectures given across Europe. In compiling Steiner’s various statements, The Challenge of Lazarus-John reveals that John’s Gospel not only gives a historical account, but also represents a path of personal development or initiation. After the prelude characterizing Creation, the Gospel describes how the Christ being descended into the physical and spiritual constitution of Jesus of Nazareth at the Baptism. Crossing the threshold between physical and spiritual worlds, the Gospel writer places emphasis on the development of the higher self in freedom, on the rebirth of the soul, and on the raising of Lazarus. An interlude considers the significance of the seven events referred to as ‘signs’, and the seven ‘I am’ statements in relation to higher stages of cognition. The remainder of the Gospel is seen as an expression of the seven stages of Rosicrucian-Christian initiation and their reformulation in the process of human evolution described in anthroposophy. This culminates in an examination of the spiritual processes that take place in the constitution of Jesus during the Crucifixion and Resurrection. It is Lazarus-John’s personal witness of these events that enables him to write his unique Gospel. Drawing together such insights and interpretations, Seddon has produced a comprehensive monograph that supplements existing biblical commentaries and illumines John’s enigmatic Gospel as a truly Christian path of modern initiation – a challenge to all human beings that will remain for millennia to come.

The Extreme New Testament Bible Trivia Challenge

A wolf (John 10:12) His life (John 10:1718) The Father (John 10:30) Stone him (
John 10:33) Bethany (John 11:1) She poured perfume on Jesus and wiped his
feet with her hair (John 11:2) Two days (John 11:6) He said Lazarus was asleep
 ...

Author : Troy Schmidt

Release : 2016-06-01

Publisher : BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC

ISBN : 1424552710

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How well do you know the New Testament of the Bible? Can you answer these questions? How many total dreams did Joseph have in the book of Matthew? What two weapons were the disciples carrying at the Last Supper? In Acts, what was the first name given to Christianity? What is the last word of the last book of the Bible? The Extreme New Testament Bible Trivia Challenge contains over 2,300 questions, arranged in the order they appear, with at least one question from every chapter in the New Testament of the Bible (that’s 260 chapters). If you love the Bible, this book is for you. Read through the questions on your own or have fun challenging your family, friends, church, or study group. The more you get to know the Bible, the more comfortable you become with it. The more comfortable you are with it, the closer it grows to your heart.

On Becoming a Catholic: The Challenge of Christian Initiation

The Gospel for the third Sunday is that of the Samaritan woman (John 4:4–42),
the fourth Sunday, that of the man born blind (John 9:1–41), and the fifth Sunday,
that of the raising of Lazarus (John 11:1–44). As Rudolf Schnackenburg has ...

Author : Regis A. Duffy

Release : 2010-05-01

Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN : 1608996891

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This handbook to the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), written by a renowned religious educator and theologian, invites converts, the clergy, and all those engaged in the catechumenal process to appreciate anew the richness of the Catholic faith. Regis Duffy articulates the requirements for becoming and remaining a full Christian committed to gospel values on every level of life to the building of the Kingdom of God. On Becoming a Catholic is a complete introduction to the essentials of the catechumenal process and clearly relates what the church teaches to its members. Duffy's exposition stresses: - The theology of the Cross as the root of all Christian conversion and formation, and its meaning for individual Christians and parish life - The Word of God as prophetic Word in parish, familial, and personal lives: learning to recognize the Lord in unexpected places of our lives and world, and nurture openness and responsiveness to the Word - How to live and act as one marked by the Cross and the Word of God: participating in a conversion process that profoundly changes our priorities, values, lifestyle, and -- most importantly -- our involvement in worship and sacraments - What it means to be a Christian community: discovering the meaning of the Liturgical Year and the Church's role as teacher - The value of Lenten observance, the meaning of Good Friday, and the centrality of the Easter event as basis for a practical theology of our redemptive need and God's enduring response - How honest Eucharistic participation embodies a renewed sense of personal commitment to Christ and sense of mission and ministry in the community.

On Becoming a Catholic: The Challenge of Christian Initiation

s The Gospel for the third Sunday is that of the Samaritan woman ( John 4 : 442 )
, the fourth Sunday , that of the man born blind ( John 9 : 1-41 ) , and the fifth
Sunday , that of the raising of Lazarus ( John 11 : 1-44 ) . As Rudolf
Schnackenburg ...

Author : Regis A. Duffy OFM

Release : 2010-05-01

Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN : 1725228459

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This handbook to the "Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults" (RCIA), written by a renowned religious educator and theologian, invites converts, the clergy, and all those engaged in the catechumenal process to appreciate anew the richness of the Catholic faith. Regis Duffy articulates the requirements for becoming and remaining a full Christian committed to gospel values on every level of life to the building of the Kingdom of God. On Becoming a Catholic is a complete introduction to the essentials of the catechumenal process and clearly relates what the church teaches to its members. Duffy's exposition stresses: - The theology of the Cross as the root of all Christian conversion and formation, and its meaning for individual Christians and parish life - The Word of God as prophetic Word in parish, familial, and personal lives: learning to "recognize" the Lord in unexpected places of our lives and world, and nurture openness and responsiveness to the Word - How to live and act as one marked by the Cross and the Word of God: participating in a conversion process that profoundly changes our priorities, values, lifestyle, and -- most importantly -- our involvement in worship and sacraments - What it means to be a Christian community: discovering the meaning of the Liturgical Year and the Church's role as teacher - The value of Lenten observance, the meaning of Good Friday, and the centrality of the Easter event as basis for a practical theology of our redemptive need and God's enduring response - How honest Eucharistic participation embodies a renewed sense of personal commitment to Christ and sense of mission and ministry in the community.

Preliminary biblical studies

The challenge of word studies is the limited parameters often accompanying
them. Clearly both the diachronic and synchronic observations need to be
considered. It might be necessary to complete the laborious survey of John's
specific uses ...

Author : David M. Steimle

Release : 2015-06-16

Publisher : Lulu.com

ISBN : 131254550X

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This work is a compilation of research designed to assist students researching the Bible and passing a program at a University in biblical studies. It covers a myriad of topics focusing primarily on the biblical text and contains deeper exposition on texts and themes commonly researched in an undergraduate, Graduate Christian studies, and Masters in Divinity programs that focus on the Bible. This text is divided by the Old and New Testament and further subdivided based on traditional category of the Bible.

Deeper Shades of Purple

... affection—heart love. It is seen in the place name Philadelphia (City of
Brotherly Love). Jesus had this kind of love for his closest disciple, John (John 20
:2), and for Lazarus (John 11:3). See Wayne Jackson, The Challenge of “Agape”
Love, ...

Author : Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas

Release : 2006-08

Publisher : NYU Press

ISBN : 0814727530

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Womanist approaches to the study of religion and society have contributed much to our understanding of Black religious life, activism, and women's liberation. Deeper Shades of Purple explores the achievements of this movement over the past two decades and evaluates some of the leading voices and different perspectives within this burgeoning field. Deeper Shades of Purple brings together a who's who of scholars in the study of Black women and religion who view their scholarship through a womanist critical lens. The contributors revisit Alice Walker's definition of womanism for its viability for the approaches to discourses in religion of Black women scholars. Whereas Walker has defined what it means to be womanist, these contributors define what it means to practice womanism, and illuminate how womanism has been used as a vantage point for the theoretical orientations and methodological approaches of Black women scholar-activists. Contributors: Karen Baker-Fletcher, Katie G. Cannon, M. Shawn Copeland, Kelly Brown Douglas, Carol B. Duncan, Stacey M. Floyd-Thomas, Rachel Elizabeth Harding, Rosemarie Freeney Harding, Melanie L. Harris, Diana L. Hayes, Dwight N. Hopkins, Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan, Kwok Pui-Lan, Daisy L. Machado, Debra Majeed, Anthony B. Pinn, Rosetta Ross, Letty M. Russell, Shani Settles, Dianne M. Stewart, Raedorah Stewart-Dodd, Emilie M. Townes, Traci C. West, and Nancy Lynne Westfield.

Dining in the Kingdom of God

The story of the meal in Martha ' s home shows Jesus modeling the challenge he
presented to those who followed him ( 9 ... Bethany at the house of Simon the
leper , than on John 12 : 1 – 8 , a meal in Bethany with Martha , Mary and
Lazarus .

Author : Eugene LaVerdiere

Release : 1994

Publisher : LiturgyTrainingPublications

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In the Galilean ministry - On the way to Jerusalem - The Last Supper - At table with Jesus the Lord - Dining in the Kingdom of God.

The Gospel and Letters of John

Therefore, he has no need to ask the Father for anything (see Jesus' prayer at the
raising of Lazarus in John 11), and the Johannine Jesus would never pray “not
What I want, but what you want” (Mark 14:56). Even when he goes to his ...

Author : R. Alan Culpepper

Release : 2011-09-01

Publisher : Abingdon Press

ISBN : 1426750056

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In this volume, R. Alan Culpepper considers both the Gospel and the Letters of John. The book begins with a close look at the relationship between John and the Synoptics and a summary of John's distinctive thought and language. The second chapter addresses the fascinating issues regarding the origins of the Gospel and the letters: authorship, sources, and composition. The history of the Johannine community is reviewed in chapter three. Chapter four interprets the plot of the Gospel and prepares the student to read John as literature by providing a brief orientation to narrative criticism. The fifth chapter turns to more traditional concerns: John as theology. This chapter provides a digest of the Christology, theology, and eschatology of John. The sixth through the eighth chapters, the heart of the book, guide the student through a reading of the Gospel. The ninth chapter serves as an introduction to the Letters, noting especially their relationship to the Gospel. Each letter is treated in turn. The final chapter examines the challenges and potential of the Johannine literature as documents of faith. "In previous writings Alan Culpepper has shown himself to be one of the best Johannine scholars of our time. He not only conveniently draws together his research but also shows himself to be an excellent teacher." --Raymond E. Brown

Dives and Lazarus

Lazarus also appears in John 11 – 12 as the name of the man whom Jesus
raised from the dead . ... Lazarus was more of a challenge for De Quille than
Dives was , because the New Testament says much more about Lazarus than
about ...

Author : Dan De Quille

Release : 1988

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The Challenge to Great Commission Obedience

the eleventh chapter of John, we read the intriguing account of Jesus' raising
Lazarus from the dead. Throughout the Gospel accounts of Jesus' ministry, we
read of those who were sick or demon possessed coming to Jesus, and He
healed ...

Author : Jerry Rankin

Release : 2006

Publisher : B&H Publishing Group

ISBN : 0805445218

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For the first time, The Challenge to Great Commission Obedience gathers the greatest missionary-inspiring messages from International Mission Board president Jerry Rankin. Originally spoken through the years to men and women heading abroad to do the Lord's work, these commissioning words stand the test of time and ring true to all believers wherever they are today. With deep conviction, Rankin passionately shares the purpose, the power, and the promise of the Great Commission. Pointing always to Jesus as the light of the world, we are reminded of our blessed call to carry that light everywhere from the Americas to Zimbabwe and all points in between, to everyone in need of a Savior whose love and mercy are everlasting. Every believer hears the call; this enthusiastic book will bring great clarity and understanding to how we proceed in our answering of it.

That You Might Believe - Study on the Gospel of John

It is frequently the first book of the Bible we encourage non-Christians to read in the hope that its message will lead them to faith in Christ. After all, that is the purpose of the book.

Author : Robert L. Deffinbaugh

Release : 2002

Publisher : Biblical Studies Press

ISBN : 9780737500110

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There are certain books of the Bible that just seem to stand out and the Gospel of John is surely one such book. It is frequently the first book of the Bible we encourage non-Christians to read in the hope that its message will lead them to faith in Christ. After all, that is the purpose of the book. See John 20:31.For Christians, the Gospel of John is a source of much truth about our Lord and the Gospel. But it is much more than that. It is an opportunity for us to follow Him as we read, and to identify with the disciples as their knowledge of Him continues to expand. It is our opportunity to get to know the heart of the Savior, and to fellowship with Him through His Word. If men of old found their hearts set on fire as they listened to Him teach in person (Luke 24:32), so we will find our hearts warmed as we seek to listen to Him through this Gospel.I challenge you to join me in making the Gospel of John the subject of your study. May God use it to help you see and serve Jesus Christ as the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29).

John for Everyone, Part 2

A glossary is included at the back of the book. The series is suitable for group study, personal study, or daily devotions.

Author : N T Wright

Release : 2004-01-01

Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN : 9781611640359

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Making use of his scholar's understanding, yet writing in an approachable and anecdotal style, Tom Wright manages to unravel the great complexity of the extraordinary Gospel of John. He describes it as "one of the great books in the literature of the world; and part of its greatness is the way it reveals its secrets not just to a high-flown leaning but to those who come to it with humility and hope." Wright's stimulating comments are combined with his own fresh and inviting translation of the Bible text. Tom Wright has undertaken a tremendous task: to provide guides to all the books of the New Testament, and to include in them his own translation of the entire text. Each short passage is followed by a highly readable discussion with background information, useful explanations and suggestions, and thoughts as to how the text can be relevant to our lives today. A glossary is included at the back of the book. The series is suitable for group study, personal study, or daily devotions.

The New Collegeville Bible Commentary

INTRODUCTION At first glance the Gospel of John seems deceptively simple and
straightforward . As we read and study the text ... Let the text provoke , challenge ,
and enlighten you . Don ' t be afraid to ... Important miracles such as the raising of
Lazarus in John 11 are absent in the other Gospels . It is likely that John ...

Author : Daniel Durken

Release : 2009

Publisher : Liturgical Press

ISBN : 9780814632604

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Concise and accessible, this one-volume edition of the New Collegeville Bible Commentary: New Testament allows readers to explore any or all of the books with just one resource alongside their Bibles. Readers will be able to engage Scripture more deeply and reflect on its meanings, nuances, and imperatives for living a Christian life in the twenty-first century.

The Lazarus Story Within the Johannine Tradition

A comparison of the two therefore allows traditional material in the evangelist's work to be isolated, enhancing our understanding of the creative processes involved in its composition.

Author : Wendy Sproston North

Release : 2001-05-01

Publisher : A&C Black

ISBN : 1841271950

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This historical-critical study of the Gospel of John and the First Epistle of John challenges the commonly held view that the first Johannine epistle is related to the Gospel. Sproston argues that the two writings are indirectly related through a common Johannine tradition. A comparison of the two therefore allows traditional material in the evangelist's work to be isolated, enhancing our understanding of the creative processes involved in its composition. The account of the raising of Lazarus is rigorously analysed as a test case for this kind of analysis.

Praying the Scriptures

( John 11:41 ) chapter 1 , we pointed out that all prayer begins as a to our midst .
The gist ... When Jesus challenges death at the tomb of Lazarus , he begins by
thanking his heavenly Father : " Father , I thank you for hearing me " ( John 11:41
) .

Author : Demetrius Dumm

Release : 2003

Publisher : Liturgical Press

ISBN : 9780814629406

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Praying the Scriptures sets a number of biblical prayers in the context of biblical revelation so that they are seen as celebrations of God's great saving deeds of the Exodus and the Resurrection. Thus they bring us into the very heart of the experience of salvation in that ultimate prayer-event that is the Eucharist. In this context prayers of petition become acts of trust in the goodness of the God who entered our world definitively in the person of Jesus Christ, while prayers of gratitude convert the lives of believers from fear and guilt to courage and joy. Demetrius Dumm, OSB, PhD, is a monk of St. Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. A professor of New Testament for almost fifty years, he is the author of A Mystical Portrait of Jesus and editor and contributor to The Collegeville Pastoral Dictionary of Biblical Theology. He has given numerous retreats and workshops designed to allow scholarship to bear fruit in the spiritual life of the nonscholar.

Can I Know What to Believe?

Lazarus ( John 11 : 38 - 44 ) 13 . Methuselah ( Gen . 5 : 27 ) Challenge kids to
think of new and different ways to make Bible stories come alive on a regular
basis . If they invent games or exercises , there will probably be more interest on
their ...

Author : Cook Communications Ministries

Release : 2004-03

Publisher : David C Cook

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Your youth group is like no other-so a cookie-cutter curriculum just won't do. With a single book you have the basics for 15 complete sessions-and you can put it all together in a way that works for you. Each topic has been developed by ministry experts to be teen-relevant and spiritually enriching. Each five-session book also includes a 14-point plan for customizing your program, a selection of ice breakers, thought provokers, reproducible handouts, and an encouraging how-to article from well-known youth ministry experts! Can I Know What to Believe? Beliefs to Beware Of--Strategic Answers about Cults ( Understand doctrines of Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, Christian Science, Scientology, and Unification Church and how they differ from biblical Christianity. Contrast the Bible with the New Age Movement, witchcraft and more. Prepare teens to stand firm in their faith.) They're Not Like Us--What Different Churches Believe (Answer questions concerning what other churches believe. Explores differences between Protestants and Catholics and an overview of various mainline denominations. Discover the common heritage of the universal church.) Your Bible's Alive--How to Get Friendly with God's Book (Brings teens face-to-face with God's Word. Clear up misconceptions about Scripture and show how various Bible characters and incidents are related, gives practical tips for understanding the Bible.) Features: 400+ options for full customization 15 sessions with reproducible resources

The Lazarus Parable:a Revelation for the

A Revelation for the 21st Century John C. Bonner. CHAPTER 66 Y Despite the
hard work of the Reverend and the extraction of Sovereign Dake from Earth, only
one billion three hundred thousand of the Earth people chose to leave for the
new ...

Author : John Bonner

Release : 2007-08

Publisher : iUniverse

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For those who live there, Earth is both paradise and prison, a place for people to live out their lives with no hope of leaving or knowledge of what exists beyond this world. Then on one otherwise uneventful day, two odd-looking men from another planet suddenly appear with an offer the citizens of Earth can't refuse: the power to travel into the unexplored frontiers of the universe. But first, the Earthlings must prove they can bring peace to their world and show love for their fellow man. At first, Earth's inhabitants are skeptical of their new friends but soon realize the magnitude of the gift these aliens have offered. They are given five years to end their wars and create an atmosphere of peace and social harmony needed to impress the union of worlds. While the world is filled with excitement, the Reverend Jimmy Jordan questions his faith in God, which leaves no room for the existence of life beyond Earth. He studies the Bible in earnest to strengthen his beliefs, and he discovers a startling secret concerning Earth's new friends, one that could have dire consequences for the planet and the people living on it.

Elenchus of Biblica

5602 Byrne Brendan , Lazarus , John 11 , 1 - 46 , 1991 – 7 , 4926 ; 8 , 5816 : also
Homebush NSW 1991 , St . Paul ' s . ... 7 ) ; the challenge of the anointing of
Jesus in Bethany for the contemporary Church : + 366 * ; Universalisme 1991 / 3
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Teen to Teen

Challenge the group to suggest the best way to tell someone that they need
professional help. Make sure that the ... The quality of hope is exemplified in the
story of Lazarus in John 11:1–23, “'Your brother will rise.'” 2. Weeping with those
who ...

Author : Robert J. McCarty

Release : 1996

Publisher : Saint Mary's Press

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Teens are so in tune with the critical issues their peers face--but often they don't know how to step in during a crisis.Teen to Teenis acomprehensive guide to peer ministry--a manual for training young people how to reach out and respond to peers who are at risk. Depression, suicide, substance abuse, teen sexuality, sexual abuse, and grief are weighty topics that are tough for teens to discuss. But this guide gives teens the tools to recognize the distress signals of peers in crisis, and it provides them with the language and skills they need to respond. The training helps young people discern when a situation warrants a referral to an appropriate adult and gives them the skills for seeking out adults who will step in. The program also benefits the teens who are being trained by increasing their ability to deal with their own issues and crises. Through step-by-step, practical information on how to intervene in critical situations, this manual will help teens make a difference in the lives of their peers.

The MacArthur Bible Commentary

John tells us that this woman was Mary, sister of Martha and Lazarus (John 12:3);
thus Martha and Mary were evidently serving the meal for Simon the leper.
Matthew and Mark mention that she anointed his head. John adds that she
anointed ...

Author : John F. MacArthur

Release : 2005-05-08

Publisher : Thomas Nelson

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The MacArthur Bible Commentary treats every passage of the OT and NT phrase by phrase, with hundreds of word studies as sidebars throughout.