ROLL THAT STONE AWAY

John 11:38-45

 

·         IN VERSE 39 OF JOHN 11 WE FIND A COMMANDMENT OF JESUS…

·         The stone needed to be moved away from the tomb of Lazarus before Christ would perform the miracle of Raising Lazarus from the dead.

·         It is a good step toward raising a soul to spiritual life, when the stone is taken away, when prejudices are removed, and got over, and way is made for the word to enter the heart.

·         The grave of sin and this world, is no place for those whom Christ has quickened; they must come forth. Lazarus was thoroughly revived, and returned not only to life, but to health. The sinner cannot quicken his own soul, but he is to use the means of grace; the believer cannot sanctify himself, but he is to lay aside every weight and hinderance.

 

I.                   THE ROCKY STONE OF IGNORANCE

A-REPENTANCE…Acts 17:30

B-SEE THE PROBLEM…Ephesians 4:18-

 

II.                THE GRANITE STONE OF UNBELIEF

A-HINDERS THE WORK OF GOD…Matthew 13:58

B-INCREASED FAITH MOVES THIS STONE…Matt 17:20- 21

 

III.             THE SLATY STONE OF ERROR

A- II PETER 2:9-18  

B-II Peter 3:17

 

IV.              THE SLIPPERY STONE OF INCONSISTENCY

A-James 3:9-12

B-I Corinthians 15:57-58.

 

 

V.                 THE DAZZLING STONE OF FEAR

A-I John 4:18