Book - John (there are many different "books" in the one book of the Bible),
Chapter - Normally found as a big numeric heading. John has 21 chapters,
Verse - a segment usually about a sentence long.
The chapter and verse markings were added to the text as a handy index about 800 years ago. They are the same in virtually every different translation.
Here's a link to John chapter 11. You can also compare the text in several different languages and translations.
If you want a copy of John's Gospel in print, we're happy to meet you around the Mizzou campus and put one into your hand!
1. The Bible considers death as our final enemy. Nobody can escape it. How does John show Jesus dealing with death?
2. What is the role of the people who come to the home of Lazarus' family after he has dead? In what way could this action be helpful to others? What customs do you know of surrounding a death?
3. Describe Jesus' reaction to Lazarus' death. Can you describe your reaction to the death of a close friend or a family member?
4. What response does John expect us to have when we learn about Jesus' ability to raise the dead? What is your response?
Be sure to ask your questions and share your ideas in the comments for this post!