“I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.” Jesus spoke these incredible, comforting words to Martha after her own brother Lazarus past away and just months before His own death on the cross. He saw and knew the depths of the Martha’s grief. Physical death is indeed a cause of great sorrow because it brings such a forceful end to our earthly existence and relationships. But Jesus stands over against death as He said, “I am the resurrection and the life.” As Good Friday and Easter approach, we are reminded of the power of Jesus over against death because He is the life. What really does this mean? Click here to read Rev. Ronald VanOverloop’s study of these words of Jesus in John 11:25-26.
- Sermon Series: The Church in the Wilderness
Rev. Ronald Van Overloop (Wife: Sue)
Ordained: October 1972
Pastorates: Hope, Walker, MI - 1972; Home Missionary (AL) - 1979; Bethel, Roselle, IL - 1989; Georgetown, Hudsonville, MI - 1994; Byron Center, MI - 2004; Grace, Standale, MI - 2008