Jesus wept. John 11:35 March 13, 2011 Rev. David B. Hanson Deaf Liberty Baptist Church Overland Park, Kansas Jesus Wept
Jesus Wept • The shortest verse in the King James Version of the Bible • The story in John 11 • The death of Lazarus • Lazarus, a friend of Jesus • Lazarus’ two sisters, Mary and Martha
The Story of John 11:1-45 • Lazarus was sick. • Mary and Martha asked Jesus to heal Lazarus. • Lazarus died. • Martha met Jesus. • Jesus said, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:” • Mary and her friends met Jesus and wept. • Jesus wept. • Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead.
Jesus Wept • Jesus was true man. • Weeping shows that Jesus was true man. • Jesus’ humanity: Jesus wept for Lazarus. • Jesus’ divinity: Jesus raised him from the dead. • Jesus was true man of sorrow. • Weeping shows Jesus’ sorrow for people’s pains and sufferings. • Jesus felt pains and sufferings when He was whipped and crucified on the cross.
Jesus Wept • Jesus was true man of sympathy. • Weeping shows Jesus’ sympathy for people’s loss and helplessness. • Jesus was true man of rage. • Weeping shows Jesus’ rage against the tyranny of death over mankind.[
Jesus’ Victory over Death and Sin • I Corinthians 15:55-58 • 55O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? • 56The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. • 57But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. • 58Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.