I tell you, the time is coming??t is here already!??hen those who are dead will listen to the voice of the Son of God, and those who listen to it will live.
But a time is coming??t is already here!??hen the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and sincerity, for the Father wants such worshipers.
for my son here was dead, and he has come to life; he was lost, and he is found!' So they began to celebrate.
Do not be surprised at this, for the time is coming when all who are in their graves will listen to his voice,
he made us, dead as we were through our offenses, live again with the Christ. It is by his mercy that you have been saved.
Jesus said to him, "Leave the dead to bury their own dead; you must go and spread the news of the Kingdom of God!"
But we had to celebrate and be glad, because your brother was dead, and has come to life, and was lost and is found!' "
Jesus said to her, "Believe me, the time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor at Jerusalem.
For just as the Father awakens the dead and makes them come to life, the Son makes anyone whom he chooses come to life.
Why is it that you do not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to listen to my message.
Whoever is sprung from God listens to God's words. The reason you refuse to listen is that you are not sprung from God."
Before the Passover Festival began, Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father, but he had loved those who were his own in the world, and he loved them to the last.
When Jesus had said all this he raised his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the time has come. Do honor to your son, that your son may do honor to you,
Through baptism we have been buried with him in death, so that just as he was raised from the dead through the Father's glory, we too may live a new life.
Yes, you who were dead through your misdeeds and physically uncircumcised, God raised to life with Christ. He forgave us all our misdeeds,
"To the angel of the church in Sardis write: " 'He who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars speaks thus: I know what you are doing; you are supposed to be alive, but you are dead.