by Jerry Vines

A Funeral Interrupted
Luke 7:11-16
There are three recorded accounts in the gospel record of Jesus Christ raising people from the dead.
The first of these is found in the fifth chapter of the gospel of Mark where Jesus brings back from the
dead the twelve year old daughter of Jairus. The third instance is found in John chapter 11 where
Jesus stands before the open tomb of his friend Lazarus and calls Lazarus back from the dead. The
middle of these times when Jesus raised the dead is the passage of scripture which I have read to you
today. On this occasion there is the widow she has lost her only son he is dead but Jesus CIrist
miraculously brings the young man back to life. Now there is a spiritual truth in the three miracles
of Jesus raising the dead. When Jesus raised the little girl from the dead it says to us that Jesus Christ
can save boys and girls and give them a new life in Himself. When Jesus raised from the dead the
young man it says to us that Jesus has the power to save young people and to give them a new a wonderful
and a purposeful life. When Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead he had been dead for four days and
it says to us that no one is too hopeless that no one is too far gone but that the power of Jesus Christ
can raise men deep in their sins back to life again. Now we are going to look in particular today at
the wonderful miracle Jesus did in the life of this young man. I was interested in reading and studying
this passage to notice the obvious contrast between verse 11 and verse 12. In those two verses we see
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really two processions of people. Verse 11 says that there was with Jesus much people and then in
verse 12 we are told that there was with the woman much people of the city. And so those statements,
much people in verse 11 and much people in verse 12 give us two processessions two parades that are on
a collision course. They are facing one another and they are going to meet. Now one of these
processio ...

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