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Victorious Interruptions of a Funeral (10 of 10)
Series: A Mighty Savior
If you have your Bible today I want us to turn to Luke 7:11-16. And I want to preach another lesson in our series of messages on "A Mighty Savior." And I want to preach this message in that series and I want us to look at Jesus who turns the road of misery into a road of glory. He turns a funeral procession into a victory march. That is what happens in this passage of Scripture. And aren't you grateful that we have One who is victorious over death. That is what this passage is all about. Notice what it says in the Scripture.
And that is what Christmas is all about. The fact that God became flesh and God visited His people through the person of Jesus Christ. Now there are three reports in the gospels of Jesus raising someone from the dead. Mark chapter 5 is an account of Jesus raising a little girl from the dead. And then of course in John chapter 11 is the account with which we are familiar of Jesus raising Lazarus, an adult man, from the dead. And then there is this story of Jesus raising a young man, probably a teenager, from the dead.
And it tells us symbolically three things, that Jesus has the power to save and to rescue the little child. If you are a boy or a girl today in this place and you are old enough to know that you have sinned and you are old enough to make your own choice about Jesus Christ then you are old enough to be saved. And Jesus is in the business of saving boys and girls.
Just before I came into the service today, one of our little girls who has been saved and was going to be baptized today was so disappointed today because her father couldn't be here and so she is going to be baptized next week, but I want to tell you, she has been saved. And she is anxious to be baptized because she knows that is what Jesus wants her to do.
I am grateful that we have a God who can save boys and girls. One of the most im ...
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