The Seventh Sign: The Dead Are Raised

On Wednesday I’m scheduled to preach at the DuPage Care Center. The message I’m planning is titled “The Seventh Sign: The Dead Are Raised,” based on my book, The Seven Signs of Jesus. Here’s an excerpt:

“Whether at a wedding or at a funeral, Jesus understands what it means to live in this world.

“With His voice perhaps cracking from intense emotion, Jesus asks, “Where have you laid him?” “Lord, come and see,” they answer, and Jesus can hold His emotions in check no longer.

“John’s understated description is the shortest verse in the Bible: “Jesus wept.” The One who could create wine instantaneously from common water, who saved a dying son with a word, who commanded a desperate man to rise and carry his mat, who fed five thousand with a little boy’s lunch, who glided over the waves to rescue His terrified and exhausted disciples, and who gave sight to a man born blind … bursts into tears.

“There is no shame in grief, even for believers.”

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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