Date: February 17, 2002

Series: The Jesus I Follow

Speaker: Steve Hixon

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Man of Sorrows
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Jesus, Man of Sorrows
Luke 7:11-17

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He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.”

Isaiah 53:3

Not long after that, Jesus went to the village Nain. His disciples were with him, along with quite a large crowd. As they approached the village gate, they met a funeral procession—a woman's only son was being carried out for burial. And the mother was a widow. When Jesus saw her, his heart broke...

He said to her, “Don't cry.” Then he went over and touched the coffin. The pallbearers stopped. He said, “Young man, I tell you: Get up.” The dead son sat up and began talking. Jesus presented him to his mother.

They all realized they were in a place of holy mystery, that God was at work among them. They were quietly worshipful—and then noisily grateful, calling out among themselves, “God is back, looking to the needs of his people!” The news of Jesus spread all through the country.

- The Message

Life Responseó

Do you really believe God knows—and cares—how you feel?

Do you tend to have compassion for others, or does their pain seem like an inconvenience for you?

God calls you and me to have compassion on others. That call is more than an appeal for us to feel with and for the needy. It is a call to care enough to become involved and to help by taking some action that will set others' lives on a fresh, new course.”

- Larry Richards

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