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Jesus raises the son of the Widow of Nain

“Jesus raises the son of the Window of Nain” Matthias Gerung, 1500-1570


Third Sunday After Pentecost

  1. What is the greatest grief you have experienced and what did you learn from it?
  2. “What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear,” an old hymn says.  If that is right, it means the risen Jesus carries the griefs that weigh on each of us.  Think about that, and think about what it tells us about our God.
Luke 7:11-17
Jesus Raises the Widow’s Son at Nain

11 Soon afterwards he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went with him. 12As he approached the gate of the town, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother’s only son, and she was a widow; and with her was a large crowd from the town.13When the Lord saw her, he had compassion for her and said to her, ‘Do not weep.’ 14Then he came forward and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, ‘Young man, I say to you, rise!’ 15The dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. 16Fear seized all of them; and they glorified God, saying, ‘A great prophet has risen among us!’ and ‘God has looked favourably on his people!’ 17This word about him spread throughout Judea and all the surrounding country.

Readings are from the online Revised Common Lectionary, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, a division of the Jean and Alexander Heard Library.

Scripture texts are from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.