Jesus Wept

Sunday Morning, October 16, 2106
 
John 11:35 ~ Jesus Wept
 
Some think He wept because:
  • He was compassionate
  • He knew what He was bringing Lazarus back from or to
  • He was troubled at the unbelief
 
Isaiah 53:3 ~ “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were out faces from him; he was despised and we esteemed him not.”
 
  • Isaiah prophesied that those of unbelief would reject him.
  • When we doubt God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, we have unbelief and we reject the promises that He has given us in His word.
  • This man of sorrows was rejected by those around Him and He is still rejected by many today.
  • Some reject Him by standing against Him.
  • Others ignore Him and His great gift of forgiveness.
 
Hebrews 4:15 ~ “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.”
 
  • Jesus is like us because He experienced a full range of temptations as a human being throughout His life.
  • We can be comforted that He faced temptation so He can sympathize with us, and we can be inspired that He faced temptation without the desire to sin.
  • He shows us that we do not have to sin when facing the seductive lure of temptation.
  • Jesus is the only human being who has ever lived without committing sin.
  • Now in heaven, He completely understands our weakness, so He can give us strength to overcome and forgiveness when should we fail.
 
Pastor Andy Lambert
{pastorandy@cvcog.church}