Power of Life

Luke 7:11-17

Early in Dwight L. Moody's ministry he was called upon to conduct his first funeral. Mr. Moody, desiring to do things correctly, went to the Bible to consider how Jesus would have done it. He found an amazing truth, Jesus didn't hold funeral services! Whenever Jesus came into contact with those who were dead He gave them life! The Bible records that Jesus raised three people from the dead: Lazarus, Jairus' daughter, and the widow's son. I want us to consider this particular event this morning. In this account we find several great powers that are present. These same powers are present today!

I. The Power of Death.

II. The Power of Love.

III. The Power of Tears.

IV. The Power of Christ.

Conclusion: What a powerful passage of Scripture. Do you kow the power of Christ in your life this morning? You can know it today! It can rescue you from the power of eternal death.

Christian, do you know the power of love today? Are you motivated by His love for you? Are you moved with compassion because of your love for those who are without Christ? Have we lost the power of tears? Do you weep?

Fanny Crosby wrote the great hymn "Rescue the Perishing" and in it she said, "Weep o'er the erring one, Lift up the fallen, Tell them of Jesus the mighty to save." God give us hearts of compassion. Jeremiah prayed over the sin of his people. "Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night..." Jer. 9:1