Pastor Samuel Asante Preaching from
Soon afterward Jesus went with his disciples to the village of Nain, and a large crowd followed him.
12 A funeral procession was coming out as he approached the village gate. The young man who had died was a widow's only son, and a large crowd from the village was with her.
13 When the Lord saw her, his heart overflowed with compassion. "Don't cry!" he said.
14 Then he walked over to the coffin and touched it, and the bearers stopped. "Young man," he said, "I tell you, get up."
15 Then the dead boy sat up and began to talk! And Jesus gave him back to his mother.
16 Great fear swept the crowd, and they praised God, saying, "A mighty prophet has risen among us," and "God has visited his people today."
17 And the news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding countryside.
The widow was helpless because
1. She had lost her husband
2. She had lost her only son
3. No family member could offer help to her
when Jesus saw the woman
1. He acknowledged her presence
2. He had compassion on her
3. He stopped her from crying
when Jesus saw the crowd
1. He stopped those carrying the coffin
2. He raised the boy from death
3. He gave the boy back to her mother