I. Lazarus is raised from the dead (John 11:1-44) 拉撒路从死里复活（约翰福音11:1-44）
A. The death of Lazarus (1-16) 拉撒路死了（1-16）
What urgent message did Jesus receive from Mary and Martha?
When Jesus heard about Lazarus’ sickness, he said this had happened so God might be glorified. What did he mean by that?
Jesus announced to his disciples they were going back to Judea. Why did the disciples try to dissuade him?
What did Jesus say to his disciples with his response?
Death can sometimes be a troubling subject for anyone. What comfort does Jesus give to us concerning death? (verse 11)
Jesus told the disciples plainly that Lazarus was dead. (verse 14) What did he mean when he said “For your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe?”
What was Thomas certain would happen when they returned to Judea?
B. Jesus promises the resurrection from the dead (17-37) 耶稣应许从死里复活（17-37）
We often think of Martha as the woman who once urged Jesus to tell her sister Mary to help her serve the guests rather than listen to Jesus teach. (Luke 10:38-42) But what do we learn about Martha’s faith in verses 21-27?
What does Jesus mean when he says in verse 25, “I am the resurrection and the life?”
What wish did both Martha and Mary express to Jesus?
Jesus already knew that he was going to bring Lazarus back from the dead. If Mary and Martha had known, they wouldn’t have had to go through all the heartache. Why does God sometimes make us wait before he blesses us?
What might be some reasons why Jesus wept at the tomb of Lazarus?
What were the reactions of those who saw Jesus weep?
Where do we find comfort as we see Jesus weeping at Lazarus’ grave?
C. Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead (38-44) 耶稣使拉撒路从死里复活（38-44）
Why did Martha object to Jesus’ command to take away the stone that sealed Lazarus’ grave?
Martha had earlier expressed a strong faith in Jesus. Now her human reason led her to question Jesus. How did Jesus strengthen her faith?
How does Jesus do the same things for us in moments of weakness?
What were the main reasons for Jesus’ prayer?
Suppose someone said to you “Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead. Why won’t he do the same for my loved one who just died?” How would you answer them?
What does Jesus teach us when he raised Lazarus from the dead?
II. The plot to kill Jesus (John 11:45-57) 杀害耶稣的计谋（约翰福音11:45-57）
A. The Sanhedrin decides that Jesus must die(45-53) 公会决定耶稣必须死（45-53）
What were the results of Jesus’ miracle of raising Lazarus from the dead?
Why did this miracle speed up the plans of the Sanhedrin to get rid of Jesus?
What did Caiaphas the high priest mean when he said “It is better for you that one man die for the people than the whole nation perish?” (verse 50)
Although Caiaphas was an enemy of Jesus, he was used by the Holy Spirit as a messenger on this occasion. What message did the Holy Spirit convey through Caiaphas?
What are some ways God uses his enemies to achieve his purposes?
B. Jesus withdraws to Ephraim (54-57) 耶稣退到以法莲（54-57）
How did Jesus respond this time to the increased threat to His life?
As true God Jesus knew he would not suffer and die until the time God had chosen. Why then would he withdraw to a remote location when the Sanhedrin made plans to kill him?
What big question was on the minds of many Jews as the Passover festival approached?
What is so tragic about this Jewish religious leader’s murderous attitude toward Jesus in response to this life-giving miracle?