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The Ministries of Death and Life

April 6, 2014

Topic: LENT

From the Readings of this week, Nate Jones addresses the subjects of Ezekiel's vision of the Dry Bones and the raising of Lazarus from the dead in such a way that we can understand why "the Lazarus event" would sealed the resolve of Christ's enemies to put him to death. Nate addresses the issues at stake between a religious power-center and the challenge Jesus' ability to raise the dead poses to their concept of the Jewish National project of his day. Here is a glimpse into our own contemporary religious presuppositions and how we might find ourselves challenged by the only One who can raise the dead.

Texts:
Ezekiel 37:1-14 & John 11:1-49

Time: 30 minutes