Conquer Part 4: Restoration

Conquer Part 4: Restoration

John 11:1-44

“When Jesus saw her weeping and saw the other people wailing with her, a deep anger welled up within him, and he was deeply troubled…Then Jesus wept.”  John 11:33,35 (p.820)

  • Jesus Pulls Me Out Of Grief And Into Restoration.

Series Memory Verse: “Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.” Romans 12:21 (p.866)

  1. Call to Jesus. 

 “So the two sisters sent a message to Jesus telling him, ‘Lord, your dear friend is very sick.’” John 11:3 (p.820)

“From the depths of despair, O Lord, I call for your help. Hear my cry, O Lord. Pay attention to my prayer.”  Psalm 147:3 (p.479)

  1. Ask Him for healing.

“Martha said to Jesus, ‘Lord, if only you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that God will give you whatever you ask.’” John 11:21-22 (p.820)

“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”  1 Peter 5:7 (p.937)

  1. Walk in His healing.

“Jesus told her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.  Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die.’” John 11:25-26 (p.820)

“Jesus responded, ‘Didn’t I tell you that you would see God’s glory if you believe?’ So they rolled the stone aside…Then Jesus shouted, ‘Lazarus, come out!’ And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in graveclothes, his face wrapped in a headcloth. Jesus told them, ‘Unwrap him and let him go!’” John 11:40-44 (p.820)

My Next Step This Week:

_____ I will begin living in God’s process for grief and make it a part of my life.

“O Lord, if you heal me, I will be truly healed; if you save me, I will be truly saved.” Jeremiah 17:14 (p.586)


Small Group Questions Week 4

One Thing: Jesus Pulls Me Out Of Grief And Into Restoration.

Bible Story: John 11:1-44

Memory Verse“Don’t let evil conquer you, but conquer evil by doing good.” Romans 12:21

CONVERSATION STARTER

// Today we’re leaning into grief and how Jesus’ process for grief pulls us into restoration. 

  • What is the difference between grief and sadness?  

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

// This week, we focused on the Bible story of Lazarus’ death and the grief that Mary, Martha, and Jesus felt
(John 11:1-44). 

  • What stood out to you from that true story? 

// Read Hebrews 4:15–16. To begin living in God’s process for grief, we have to call to Him.  

  • What does this verse tell us about Jesus’ heart for us? 
  • How does knowing that Jesus has experienced grief help you turn to Him?  

// Read Psalm 30:8-12. Jesus wants us to ask Him for healing and restoration.

  • What does it look like to experience God’s joy even through grief? 
  • When have you seen someone lean into God’s joy when they were grieving? 

// Read John 11:19 and Romans 12:15. God never made us to do life alone – especially in times of grief.  

  • Compare how you have felt when you dealt with grief alone vs with the support of others. 
  • Who is someone you can go to for support during times of grief? Why can you go to them? 

// Read Matthew 5:4 and Revelation 21:4. God comforts us now, but we also have an incredible future to look forward to as followers of Jesus. 

  • How have you experienced God’s comfort through your mourning? 
  • Imagine a future with no pain or grief – how does that make you feel about your current trials? 

NEXT STEP

____ I will begin living in God’s process for grief and make it a part of my life. 

PRAYER

Spend time as a group praying for each other’s grief. 

DIGGING DEEPER

  • Where are you at with God’s process for grief? 
  • 1. Call to Jesus (How are you calling to Jesus?) 
  • 2. Ask Him for Healing (What specific healing are you asking for?) 
  • 3. Walk in His Healing (How do you know that you’re walking in His healing?)
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