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Introduciton
This is a great meeting of Jesus and people this day, for during this time we will see something special take place, the healing of a young man, raising him from the dead and the restoration of a family.
Now all of these things are important, but friends I want you to know that only Jesus can arrange and help during the great and difficult times of our life.
So this evening I want us to see 4 great meetings that take place as Jesus come to the little city called Nain.
Nain was about twenty-five miles from Capernaum, a good day’s journey away, yet Jesus went there even though He was not requested to come.
Since the Jews buried their dead the same day.
Jesus and his disciples most likely are coming through the city late in the afternoon.
So lets look at our text and then move on today.
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Two Crowds....
The first thing to see and pay attention to is the meeting of two crowds...
I want to express a thought here that we must understand, I do not believe that Jesus just happened to show up at the right time.
This without a doubt is the providence of God, only Jesus could meet a funeral procession at just the right time as it was heading for the cemetery, But this was all part of the Father’s plan, we know and can see this with a doubt.
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Now look at verses 11-12
And think about the two groups these crowds make up.
You have the widow, the ruler of the synagogue, and those people mourning with her.
They are heartbroken, they are sad, they see a mother whose life has been turned upside down.
It is a complete picture of grief.
And think about the two groups these crowds make up.
You have the widow, the ruler of the synagogue, and those people mourning with her.
They are heartbroken, they are sad, they see a mother whose life has been turned upside down.
It is a complete picture of grief.
Yet on the other hand you see Jesus and his disciples, they are rejoicing, they are happy and blessed for they are walking in the will of the Father.
Jesus is leading the group not death.
and those disciples are happy because they are following God.
Jesus and His followers were heading into the city, and those with the widow were heading for the cemetery, One group depicts life and the other death.
And these two groups represent life and death, one has salvation and one does not.
In the same way if we are followers Christ, we have life.
If you are not a follower of Christ then you are dead in your tresspasses and sin.
2. Two Sons
Two only sons met this day.
What a contrast between the crowd that was following Jesus and the crowd following the widow and her dead son.
Jesus and His disciples were rejoicing in the blessing of the Lord, but the widow and her friends were lamenting the death of her only son.
Jesus was heading for the city while the mourners were heading for the cemetery.
One was alive but destined to die, the other dead but destined to live.
Jesus was the called the only son of the Father.
He was one of a kind, Jesus is not only a son, in the sense that I am a son of my Father, But he is also God, the one who has always existed.
The term son speaks to his divine nature.
He came for a specific purpose.
Spiritually speaking, each of us is in one of these two crowds.
If you have trusted Christ, you are going to the city (, ; ).
If you are “dead in sin,” you are already in the cemetery and under the condemnation of God (; ).
You need to trust Jesus Christ and be raised from the dead (; ).
As a natural son, I want you to know that the young son who has passed had a purpose in life as well.
He was destined to meet the Son of God this day, but his larger purpose like ours is to bring glory and honor to the Father in heaven
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But the last group to meet is the truth of life today,
2. Two Enemies....
Who are the two enemies?
Life and Death
Jesus is life and the Devil is the theif who comes to kill, steal and destroy.
Death is the one thing that causes so much grief, so much suffering and so much pain.
This day it has robbed a young man of his life and future.
His pruposes if you will.
But it has also robbed his family of hope and help and provision.
For this mother, her son was all she had and now he is gone.
Well until death faces Jesus.
Jesus is life and life eternal and dearth has no power in the presence of Jesus
Jesus faced death for us once and for all upon the cross.
When you consider the pain and grief that it causes in this world, death is indeed an enemy, and only Jesus Christ can give us victory.
When you consider the pain and grief that it causes in this world, death is indeed an enemy, and only Jesus Christ can give us victory (see ; ).
Jesus had only to speak the word and the boy was raised to life and health.
We also know that Jesus loves his creation, his world and all those in it.
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:ule 7:13
The word compassion is that he was moved deep in his bowels, he was hurt for her, sad for her sad that death was reigning in the lives of this world.
Jesus had only to speak the word and the boy was raised to life and health.
Jesus had only to speak the word and the boy was raised to life and health.
The boy gave two evidences of life: he sat up and he spoke.
He was lying on an open stretcher, not in a closed coffin; so it was easy for him to sit up.
We are not told what he said, but it must have been interesting!
Jesus had only to speak the word and the boy was raised to life and health.
What an act of tenderness it was for Jesus to take the boy and give him to his rejoicing mother.
The whole scene reminds us of what will happen when the Lord returns, and we are reunited with our loved ones who have gone to glory ().
The boy gave two evidences of life: he sat up and he spoke.
He was lying on an open stretcher, not in a closed coffin; so it was easy for him to sit up.
We are not told what he said, but it must have been interesting!
What an act of tenderness it was for Jesus to take the boy and give him to his rejoicing mother.
The whole scene reminds us of what will happen when the Lord returns, and we are reunited with our loved ones who have gone to glory ().
The people gave glory to God for all they have seen… we should as well for we witness daily the goodness and mercy of God.
What an act of tenderness it was for Jesus to take the boy and give him to his rejoicing mother.
The whole scene reminds us of what will happen when the Lord returns, and we are reunited with our loved ones who have gone to glory ().
Because of this, people longed to see Jesus all the more, the question is do we long to see Jesus as well.
Two crowds met.
We can only marvel at the providence of God when we see Jesus meet that funeral procession just as it was heading for the burial ground.
He lived on a divine timetable as He obeyed the will of His Father (John 11:9; 13:1).
The sympathetic Saviour always gives help when we need it most (Heb.
4:16).
What a contrast between the crowd that was following Jesus and the crowd following the widow and her dead son.
Jesus and His disciples were rejoicing in the blessing of the Lord, but the widow and her friends were lamenting the death of her only son.
Jesus was heading for the city while the mourners were heading for the cemetery.
Spiritually speaking, each of us is in one of these two crowds.
If you have trusted Christ, you are going to the city (Heb.
11:10, 13–16; 12:22).
If you are “dead in sin,” you are already in the cemetery and under the condemnation of God (John 3:36; Eph.
2:1–3).
You need to trust Jesus Christ and be raised from the dead (John 5:24; Eph.
2:4–10).
Two only sons met.
One was alive but destined to die, the other dead but destined to live.
The term only begotten as applied to Jesus means “unique,” “the only one of its kind.”
Jesus is not a “son” in the same sense that I am, having been brought into existence by conception and birth.
Since Jesus is eternal God, He has always existed.
The title Son of God declares Christ’s divine nature and His relationship to the Father, to whom the Son has willingly subjected Himself from all eternity.
All the Persons of the Godhead are equal, but in the “economy” of the Trinity, each has a specific place to fill and task to fulfill.
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