Jesus Wept

Summary

Scripture Reference: John 11:1-44

Have you ever wondered how Jesus feels about how and what you feel?

“Jesus Wept”

JESUS SEES YOUR TEARS (v 33-34)

JESUS SHARES IN YOUR SUFFERING (v 33-35)

JESUS SUPPLIES YOUR NEEDS (EVEN WHEN YOUR GREATEST NEED IS JUST TO KNOW HE WEEPS WITH YOU) (v 38ff)

He first visibly, demonstrated His compassion…

He called them to faith…”Remove the stone”

He confronted their fear and embarrassment, and shame

He pressed through with this truth…

  • John 11:40 —> “Jesus said to her, ‘Did I not say to you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?’”

    • This is the path to glory … Heartache to surrender to faith

    • “Remove the stone”

      • What is the stone before you today? Embarrassment? Shame? Fear?

HE CRIED


HE KNEW LAZARUS WAS DEAD BEFORE HE GOT THE NEWS


BUT STILL, HE CRIED

HE KNEW LAZARUS WOULD BE ALIVE AGAIN IN MOMENTS


BUT STILL, HE CRIED

HE KNEW DEATH HERE IS NOT FOREVER HE KNEW ETERNITY AND THE KINGDOM BETTER THAN ANYONE ELSE COULD

YET HE WEPT

BECAUSE THIS WORLD IS FULL OF PAIN AND REGRET AND LOSS AND DEPRESSION AND DEVASTATION


HE WEPT BECAUSE KNOWING THE END OF THE STORY DOESN’T MEAN YOU CAN’T CRY AT THE SAD PARTS.