Do you believe the world is more like a hospital or a graveyard?
Are people sick or dead?
I ask because what you believe about these things shapes the way you do missions and ministry in the world.
In John 11, Jesus appears as the true and better Ezekiel the prophet who prayed and preached in a bone yard, not a hospital — to dead people, not sick people.
Listen to Gospel Ministry: Hospital vs Graveyard (6 mins 30 secs)
Lazarus did not decide to follow Jesus nor did he choose to let him call him unto life, rather Jesus decided Lazarus would follow him and he chose to call him unto life from death.
Lazarus did not pray Jesus into his heart, rather Jesus prayed Lazarus into his.