Summary: I. AUDIENCE: My Classmates in BSM (Bible Study Methods) II. OBJECTIVES: To avoid faithlessness and make Jesus proud with me IV. THESIS: The Lord is the first one to cry when someone dies
My Classmates in BSM (Bible Study Methods)
To avoid faithlessness and make Jesus proud with me
The Lord is the first one to cry when someone dies
Be Sensitive - Weep With Those Who Weep
Who among here never cried in his entire life? Please raise your hands.
Who among here cried and weep for a friend or lost loved one?
Time of Writing of Gospel of John: Around 85-90A.D.
Bishops of Asia Minor requested John in his old age to write a gospel in response to Cerinthus, Ebionites, and other Hebrew Groups
3 Times That The Lord Cried:
1. Tears of Sympathy for Mary, Martha and Lazarus - John 11:35
2. Tears of Sorrow - Luke 19:40 Jesus wept over foretold destruction of walls of Jerusalem
3. Tears of Struggle - Hebrews 5:7 - in the Garden of Gethsemane
But Jesus answered, "I tell you, if my followers didn't say them, these stones would shout them."
While Jesus lived on earth he prayed to God, asking for help from the one who could save him from death. He prayed to God with loud cries and tears. And his prayers were answered because of his great respect for God.
"Jesus" was mentioned 983 times in the New Testament (KJV) and
"Jesus" was mentioned 245 times in John, 172 times in Matthew, 97 times in Mark, 100 times in Luke (KJV)
"wept" was mentioned 71 times in the Bible (KJV)
"wept" came from Greek: dakruo which means "shed tears"
Audience: Jews, Mary- sister of Lazarus
4 days they waited in Jerusalem when Jesus knew Lazarus was ill. (John 11:39)
Jesus knew this death of Lazarus is to bring glory to God (John 11:4)
This verse is the shortest verse in the New Testament and in the whole Bible.
VII. MAIN BODY:
Point #1: The LORD is Present In All Our Troubles:
A. Man of Sorrows - Isa 53:3
Isa 53:3 People made fun of him, and even his friends left him. He was a man who suffered a lot of pain and sickness. We treated him like someone of no importance, like someone people will not even look at but turn away from in disgust. (ERV)
Isa 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a Man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as it were a hiding of faces from Him, He being despised, and we esteemed Him not. (MKJV)
King David under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit cried foretelling what would Jesus do:
Psa 35:13 When they were sick, I was sad and wore sackcloth. I went without eating to show my sorrow. (May my prayers for them not be answered!)
Psa 35:14 I mourned for them as I would for a friend or a brother. I bowed low with sadness, crying as I would for my own mother.
Point #2: The Lord weeps with us
Hebrews 2:16 Clearly, it is not angels that Jesus helps. He helps the people who are from Abraham.
Hebrews 2:17 For this reason, Jesus had to be made like us, his brothers and sisters, in every way. He became like people so that he could be their merciful and faithful high priest in service to God. Then he could bring forgiveness for the people's sins.