March 22, 2019

Jesus Wept - John 11:32-36

"Jesus literally sobbed that he boohooed he actually grown with pain. He snorted when Lazarus died. If you've ever been there, you know, why did he do that? Why did he cry so hard at Lazarus's death? Didn't he know that he'd bring Lazarus back to life again? Of course he did!"

Family Discussions:

  1. Why do you think Jesus wept that day?
  2. What do Jesus' tears say about God's love for you?
  3. When was the last time you cried over someone else's pain? What were those tears say? 

Transcriptions:

00:14 Today I want to talk about a very familiar friend that this bottle of Visine reminds me of. It's a friend that shows up in my life often and the friend is called tears. We're in John Chapter 11 today verses 32 through 36 and it says this, "When Mary reached the place where Jesus was and saw him, she fell at his feet and said, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. When Jesus saw her weeping and the Jews who had come along with her also weeping, he was deeply moving to spirit and troubled. "Where have you laid him?," He asked. "Come and see Lord," they replied. Jesus wept. Then the Jews said, "See how he loved him?" Jesus wept. If you ever wonder where tears came from? Have you ever cried so long that you wondered if your tear ducts would dry up?

01:10 Man, y'all physical hurt from life's bumps and bruises brings a certain kind of tears, done it? But real tears come from heart pain. When someone says goodbye and you lose someone so very dear to you. In the original Greek language in which the New Testament was written, the apostle John said that Jesus literally sobbed that he boohooed he actually grown with pain. He snorted when Lazarus died. If you've ever been there, you know, why did he do that? Why did he cry so hard at Lazarus's death? Didn't he know that he'd bring Lazarus back to life again? Of course he did! I think he cried because he loves his people so much. Y'All. This is awesome. I think he cried because he loves his people so much that even though everyone who will eventually be over all pain forever, he feels every pain, you know. Oh, this means a lot to me. He cares deeply and he knows your pain. He knows your pain when your boyfriend says goodbye. He knows your pain when you, when you go through an awful divorce that you just cannot even avoid. He, he, he, he cries when, when someone calls you names or spreads rumors about you. He cries when you get cancer or when you lose your job or you know, lose your favorite dog. You know, only a deeply caring, loving, sensitive God would weep real tears for friend. Man, the source of real tears, um, is love.

02:46 So, um, why do you think Jesus wept that day? And, and, and then y'all, what do Jesus' tears say about God's love for you? And then let me ask you this. When was the last time you cried over someone else's pain? What were those tears say? And kind of the thought for the day is this man, empathy means feeling someone else's pain and caring deeply for them. Boy, home family, y'all is the empathy capital of your life. How can you give that to each other today?

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