1. Do you like to be in control? Why?
2. In what circumstances are you most likely to assume control?
3. Have you ever been disappointed with God? Is it hard to voice that disappointment, especially in church culture?
So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. John 11:6 ESV
You will face disappointment in life.
You will feel out of control at times.
So when Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, but Mary remained seated in the house. Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. But even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you.” John 11:20-22 ESV
Jesus allows disappointment.
Now when Mary came to where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet, saying to him, “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died.” When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who had come with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled.
John 11:32-33 ESV
Jesus enters into the disappointment and brokenness.
He wades through it with us.
4. How is the gospel good news to those that are control freaks?
Jesus brings healing out of the disappointment.