Message: A widow’s only son meets God’s only Son...or...You won’t believe what happened at a funeral today!
Text: Luke 7:11-17
While on earth, Jesus will raise 3 people back to this life: the widow’s son, Jairus’ daughter, Lazarus.
Vs 11 The only son of a widow, which in that culture probably left her destitute beyond what we are used to.
Vs 13 So Jesus felt sorry for her, not her son. Every time Jesus raised someone back to this life, He did it for the family’s sake, not the person brought back.
Vs 14-15 When Jesus speaks to the person who has died, they hear Him immediately. (Jesus called Lazarus by name so the whole cemetery wouldn’t come to life!)
Vs 16 God truly has visited His people, and still is.
Vs 17 So the report about Jesus is still being spread
The dead are not further from Jesus, but closer. So the dead are not really dead as we tend to think, but are more alive than before! Lk 20:37-38,
1 Thess 4:13-18, 1 Cor 15