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The Nain Incident

The Nain Incident

Words of Faith 5-10-18

Dr. Jeffrey D. Hoy © 2018

Faith Fellowship Church - Melbourne, FL

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Luke 7

    [11] Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. [12] As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out--the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. [13] When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, "Don't cry."

    [14] Then he went up and touched the coffin, and those carrying it stood still. He said, "Young man, I say to you, get up!" [15] The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother.

    [16] They were all filled with awe and praised God. "A great prophet has appeared among us," they said. "God has come to help his people." [17] This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country.



       Jesus must have been aware that He was attracting a great deal of attention.  As he traveled, a large crowd of people followed wondering what Jesus was going to do next.  There had been healings, power over demons, preaching with authority and cleansing of lepers.  People were listening and watching, curious as to just what Jesus might do next.  There was a sense of excitement as people began to grasp more and more of what life in God was all about. 

      As Jesus came into the little town of Nain this lively procession ran headlong into a completely different procession, a funeral procession!  Funeral processions at that time consisted of many mourners—friends, or even hired mourners