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John 11:35. Jesus Wept In tender affection for loved ones who struggled with the loss death brings, John 11:33-36 In tender affection for loved ones who.

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1 John 11:35

2 Jesus Wept In tender affection for loved ones who struggled with the loss death brings, John 11:33-36 In tender affection for loved ones who struggled with the loss death brings, John 11:33-36 – We need to show empathy, Rom 12:15-16 – By having the same mind toward one another, 12:16 – Jesus sympathizes with us, Heb 4:

3 Because Jesus Wept His humanity is confirmed (Son of man), 1 Jno 4:2-3; 2 Jno 7 His humanity is confirmed (Son of man), 1 Jno 4:2-3; 2 Jno 7 – Emotions infer His humanity – What His humanity means, Heb 2:14-18 Died to destroy the devil, 2:14 (10:5) Died to destroy the devil, 2:14 (10:5) Release us from the bondage of fear of death (sin), 2:15-17 Release us from the bondage of fear of death (sin), 2:15-17 He suffered, He was tempted and He overcame in order to aid us, 2:18 He suffered, He was tempted and He overcame in order to aid us, 2:18 3

4 Because Jesus Wept His deity is confirmed (Son of God), Jno 11:25-26, His deity is confirmed (Son of God), Jno 11:25-26, – The divine heart that hurts for us – His power over death gives blessed healing and joy – God’s compassion for sinners, Luke 15:20 4

5 Because Jesus Wept God allows human suffering, Jno 11:15, 21-23, God allows human suffering, Jno 11:15, 21-23, – Suffering is common to all due to sin and Satan’s activity, Gen 3:17-19; Job 1:7-12 – God does not allow suffering because… He does not care, 1 Pet 5:7 He does not care, 1 Pet 5:7 He is not interested, Phil 4:6-7 He is not interested, Phil 4:6-7 He is unable to respond, Lk 1:37 He is unable to respond, Lk 1:37 He is punishing sin, Jno 9:1-3 He is punishing sin, Jno 9:1-3 5

6 Because Jesus Wept God allows human suffering, Jno 11:15, 21-23, God allows human suffering, Jno 11:15, 21-23, – God is fully acquainted with suffering: Jesus on the cross! Isaiah 53:3-5 – See the bigger picture beyond suffering: Growth of our personal faith, 1 Pet 1:6-9 Growth of our personal faith, 1 Pet 1:6-9 Spiritual discipline (if we will accept it), Heb 12:7, 11 Spiritual discipline (if we will accept it), Heb 12:7, 11 We do not lose heart – we keep our eyes on heaven! 2 Cor 4:16-18 We do not lose heart – we keep our eyes on heaven! 2 Cor 4:

7 Jesus wept and/or was made sorrowful… When sinners harden their hearts and refuse to believe, Mark 3:5 When sinners harden their hearts and refuse to believe, Mark 3:5 People harden hearts due to: People harden hearts due to: – Allegiance to tradition, Mk 7:5-13 – Praise of men, Jno 12:42-43 – Deceitfulness of sin, Heb 3:12-13 – Stubborn rebellion, Ezek 3:7 7

8 Jesus wept and/or was made sorrowful… When God’s people rebel and will not repent, Luke 19:41 When God’s people rebel and will not repent, Luke 19:41 – God does not take pleasure in the death of sinners, Ezekiel 18:30-32 – Season of grace, Luke 19:42, 44; 2 Pet 3:9, 15 8

9 Jesus wept and/or was made sorrowful… During moment of great trial, Heb 5:7 (Mk 14:33) During moment of great trial, Heb 5:7 (Mk 14:33) – Gethsemane, Matt 26:37-38 – Yet, His great trial did not keep Him from personal sacrifice, submission and steadfastness! – Emboldened through faith, obedience and divine comfort, Lk 22:

10 Lessons for Us Have a heart of compassion for others when they hurt, Col 3:12; Rom 12:15-16; 1 Pet 3:8-9 Have a heart of compassion for others when they hurt, Col 3:12; Rom 12:15-16; 1 Pet 3:8-9 – Spiritual trials and trouble, Gal 6:1-2 – Physical needs, Acts 20:35 10

11 Lessons for Us We must trust God when we hurt and suffer loss, Heb 13:5-6 We must trust God when we hurt and suffer loss, Heb 13:5-6 – Even though we don’t understand the reason, cf. Job, Jas 5:10-11 – How? By trusting the outcome God will give (Jas 5:11) Jesus, Matt 27:45-46; Psa 22:1, 11, Jesus, Matt 27:45-46; Psa 22:1, 11, Paul, 2 Tim 4:16-18 Paul, 2 Tim 4:

12 Lessons for Us Live and believe in Jesus, Jno 11:26 Live and believe in Jesus, Jno 11:26 – Become a Christian, Rom 6:3-4 (Col 2:12) – Be faithful, Rom 6:1-2, 11; Gal 2:20; Col 3:1-5 Walk in God’s good works, Eph 2:10 Walk in God’s good works, Eph 2:10 Spiritual growth: Commitment and time, 1 Pet 2:1-3 Spiritual growth: Commitment and time, 1 Pet 2:1-3 12

13 Lessons for Us A weeping Jesus assures us that God cares for us A weeping Jesus assures us that God cares for us A powerful Jesus assures us that God will raise us from the dead A powerful Jesus assures us that God will raise us from the dead The same Jesus can raise you from your death in sin The same Jesus can raise you from your death in sin A reigning Jesus will judge us A reigning Jesus will judge us 13


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