We live in a generation of instant gratification. Benefits are expected without any of the time and effort put into earning them. Online ads, even those of 10 seconds or less, are seen as a major inconvenience. But there was a day where Jesus made a very clear statement about this “right now” mentality. He held off His hand for TWO days as His friend Lazarus lay deathly ill. Why did He do this? What was the purpose in waiting to do what Mary and Martha knew He could do? What was Jesus saying by waiting? Dr. Mark Lantz tackles these questions of “right now” as he examines the story of Jesus and Lazarus given in John 11. Delve into what you can learn about waiting today as you examine the day Jesus didn’t show up on time.
(Life on Purpose is a teaching series from Dr. Mark Lantz designed to take practical and relevant truths from the Word of God and empower us to live a full life in Christ. Dr. Lantz covers many topics using scriptural principles and encouragement to give us a firm foundation to face the trials and obstacles that can so easily hinder and divert us from the path of blessing that God has for each of us.)
(Dr. Lantz and his wife, Crystal, are lead pastors of Christian Center Church in South Bend, Indiana.)