Sunday, April 21, 2019. First Baptist Church, Burlington, Kansas. Pastor Jay Hale. In John 11:1-27 we read the story of Jesus bring Lazarus back to life. Why did He do this? He did it so the people would believe that He really was the son of God and that He had power over death. This was in preparation for His own death, burial and resurrection. The resurrection of Jesus is the power and source of hope of Christianity. We can believe and hope in our everlasting life because of this resurrection.