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#1 When Jesus Christ went to the city of Nain and came across the widow and her dead son, what did He do?
Jesus felt sorry for the widow who was very distressed as her only son had just died. He comforted her and told her not to weep, and then miraculously brought her son back to life.
“And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier (frame holding the coffin): and they that bare (carried) him stood still. And He said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise” Luke Ch.7 Vs. 13&14
#2 Why was the widow so terribly distressed at her only son dying?
All of the above. The widow had no husband and would have relied on her son to earn money so that they could both eat and drink and have somewhere to live. She would naturally have loved her son very much and been left feeling very lonely without his presence in her house. She would have been incredibly thankful that the Lord Jesus had brought her son back to life.
#3 How did Jesus Christ raise the man from the dead, as it is impossible for any doctor or medicine to do it?
The Lord Jesus just told the man to “arise” and he sat up in his coffin. As simple as that! No long operation in hospital, or lots of medicine. He just commanded him to get up – what amazing power Jesus Christ has.
“But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible” Matthew Ch.19 V. 26
#4 How did witnessing this great miracle affect the people nearby who were watching?
The crowd of people who witnessed this miracle were absolutely amazed and filled with an awe and reverence towards Jesus Christ. They knew He must be God to have done this as no person has ever raised someone from the dead.
“And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people” Luke Ch.7 V.16
#5 What does this miracle teach us about what Jesus can do for us?
Jesus can give us spiritual ‘life’ when we have been dead in our ‘sins’. We can be ‘born again’ as he tells us in the Bible.
“Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:” Ephesians Ch.2 Vs.5&6
#6 When we continue to sin without repenting and believing on the Lord Jesus Christ, what does this lead to?
Eternal Death! If we continue to sin all of our lives and never turn away from them to God (repenting), we will suffer eternal death. Eternal death is a never ending and deserved punishment from God for our sins.
“For the wages (reward) of sin is death..”
But the same Bible verse goes onto say something much more encouraging too:
“but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” Romans Ch.6 V.23
#7 When we live our lives the way we want to, wilfully sinning and ignoring God. Not caring about Gods commands to repent and turn to Him for forgiveness – who are we serving?
Even though you probably do not realise it, we are all serving Satan unless we become a Christian and serve the Lord God. That is a frightening thought!
“He that commiteth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning.”
1 John Ch.3 V.8
#8 If we die with Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, having had our sins forgiven, what will happen to us?
We will spend eternity (forever) with the Lord Jesus in Heaven along with all the other Christians He has saved. Being in the presence of Almighty God in a place where there is no sin or hurt. What a glorious thought!
“and he will dwell with them (Christians), and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain…” Revelation Ch.21 Vs.3&4
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