#328 RSVP Series# 4, Jesus Crashed The Funeral

#328 RSVP Series# 4, Jesus Crashed The Funeral
By: Pastor Karl Thomas

Having fun and enjoying parties is God’s idea.
Matthew 22:2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son,”

Exodus 5:1 “Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Let my people go, that they may hold a feast unto me in the wilderness.”
Feast :– {khaw-gag‘}  to hold a festival, to reel, to be giddy, celebrate, dance, stagger

Nain … Romans didn’t even put it on their maps … Like Nazareth … 1931 Census 187 People … TODAY 1800 People

Go to Luke 7Jesus had just been in Capernaum. A centurion with a sick servant…
“But say the word, and my servant will be healed.”

“He marveled at him, and turned around and said to the crowd that followed Him, “I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!”   This man came to Jesus … Put a demand

Jesus healed from a distance but now he went on a journey on purpose. 

25 Mile walk to Nain … a woman in a hopeless situation … may not of know Jesus  did not ask Him to come

Collision At The Gate
TEXT: Luke 7:11-23
11 Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd. 12 And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her.

In that day they had such high regard for Marriage that a funeral had to give way to a wedding

13 When the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her
The Greek right here is “splangchnizomai”—
Splauck Need ZO MY …
it literally “moved in your guts.” It’s not an intellectual word,
This is a visceral—an earthy, a full-body—word.

(His heart overflowed with compassion, His heart went out to her, His heart was broken for her.) and said to her, “Do not weep.” 14 Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” 15 So he who was dead sat up and began to speak. And He presented him to his mother.
16 Then fear came upon all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has risen up among us”; and, “God has visited His people.” (“God is back, looking to the needs of His people”  Vs. 16 (The Message)
 17 And this report about Him went throughout all Judea and all the surrounding region.

Jesus Crashes A Funeral … My first funeral … “The shell is hear but the nut is already gone!” … worked for my Dad. 

Jesus came to confront every creeping aspect of death! 

Hebrews 2:14
“Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,”

Colossians 1:15
“He is the image of the invisible God. (He is the exact likeness of the invisible God) AMP 

Hebrews 1:3
The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God,” 

Hebrews 13:8
 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

Jesus Crashed The Funeral
God is like Jesus!!! He is God … He reveals God
Make some observations

1. Jesus is on the move … “He went” 21 mile walk

2. Jesus is aware … “He saw her”
Matthew 10:29-30  watches the sparrows … hairs on your head are numbered
He is connected with you … sees you

3. Jesus Cares
He had compassion on her  (His heart overflowed with compassion, His heart went out to her, His heart was broken for her.)
He enters into our suffuring with us.
He left heaven and came to earth to completely identify with our weaknesses

4. Jesus ChallengesHe said to her “Do not weep.”
He wants you to see Him in your circumstances … look at me!
Don’t miss him by being so consumed with your problem
Withered are … stretch out you arm
Paralyzed Man … pick up your bed
Dead Brother … remove the stone

5.Jesus Restores
Young man, I say to you, arise … and He presented him to his mother…”
Restoration of Life relationship hope
Bill … Tuberculosis
Joshua … Epilipsy
Sharon … Alergy to wheat … couldn’t eat bread
Cheryl … alcoholic father … psych hospital trying to kill himself

6. Jesus Revealed The Goodness Of God!!!
Everyone was amazed and through a big party!
God is back … looking to the needs of His people
The whole nation and surrounding region heard about Him!!!

John 11:25 “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

This boy ended up dying again … but Jesus came to prove he has authority over death

Revelation 1:18 “I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.

Hebrews 9:27-28
“And just as each person is destined to die once and after that comes judgment, 28 so also Christ was offered once for all time as a sacrifice to take away the sins of many people. He will come again, not to deal with our sins, but to bring salvation to all who are eagerly waiting for him.”

You must RSVP!!! 

Will you accept your invitation to the party.

Jesus is returning for those who have said YES!!!

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