Dead Are Raised

March 21, 2021 • Brian Becker • Luke

Brian Becker continues our series on the Gospel of Luke.

Sermon Notes - March 21, 2021
Luke: Dead Are Raised - Brian Becker

Luke 7:11 (NLT)
Soon afterward Jesus went with his disciples to the village of Nain, and a large crowd followed him.

Luke 7:12 (NLT)
A funeral procession was coming out as he approached the village gate. The young man who had died was a widow’s only son, and a large crowd from the village was with her.

Luke 7:13-14 (NLT)
When the Lord saw her, his heart overflowed with compassion. “Don’t cry!” he said. Then he walked over to the coffin and touched it, and the bearers stopped. “Young man,” he said, “I tell you, get up.”

Luke 7:15-16 (NLT)
Then the dead boy sat up and began to talk! And Jesus gave him back to his mother. Great fear swept the crowd, and they praised God, saying, “A mighty prophet has risen among us,” and “God has visited his people today.”

Luke 7:17 (NLT)
And the news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding countryside.

Amazed by faith

Moved by grief

Luke 7:11 (NLT)
Soon afterward Jesus went with his disciples to the village of Nain, and a large crowd followed him.

Luke 7:12 (NLT)
A funeral procession was coming out as he approached the village gate. The young man who had died was a widow’s only son, and a large crowd from the village was with her.

Luke 7:13a (NLT)
When the Lord saw her, his heart overflowed with compassion

To reveal the compassion of his humanity.

Philippians 2:7-8 (NLT)
Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.

“Only the Suffering God can help.”
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Luke 7:13 (NLT)
When the Lord saw her, his heart overflowed with compassion. “Don’t cry,” he said.

Revelation 21:4 (NIV)
‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Shalom was God’s dream for the world as it should be: whole, vibrant, flourishing, unified, and yes, at peace. Shalom is still God’s dream for his love to bring wholeness and goodness to the world and everything within it, including you and me." — Osheta Moore

Luke 7:14 (NLT)
Then he walked over to the coffin and touched it, and the bearers stopped…

Luke 7:14 (NLT)
Then he walked over to the coffin and touched it, and the bearers stopped. “Young man,” he said, “I tell you, get up.” Then the dead boy sat up and began to talk! And Jesus gave him back to his mother.

To reveal the compassion of his humanity.

To reveal the power of his divinity.

Psalm 24:8 (NIV)
Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle.

Psalm 24:9 (NIV)
Lift up your heads, you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

Psalm 24:10 (NIV)
Who is he, this King of glory? The Lord Almighty—he is the King of glory.

Luke 7:16 (NLT)
Great fearswept the crowd…

Luke 7:16 (NLT)
Great fear swept the crowd, and they praised God, saying, “A mighty prophet has risen among us,” and “God has visited his people today.”

Luke 7:17 (NLT)
And the news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding countryside.

Jesus has a greater compassion.

Jesus has a greater power.

Jesus has a greater perspective.