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Jesus: Elijah returned? (7:11-17)

Elijah prayed for a widow’s son to be raised from the dead.  Jesus too raised a widow’s son.  But the significance of the two events was very different.  Elijah’s miracles were signs of judgement against Israel.  The miracles of Jesus were signs of salvation.


Jesus, the Lord of Life (7:11-17)

Elijah the prophet prayed that God would raise a widow’s son from the dead and it happened!  Now Jesus raises another widow’s son.  So Jesus is a prophet like Elijah?  Yes, but so much more!


Solomon dreams (1 Kings 3)

Solomon had everything this world can offer.  But there was one thing he wanted more than all the treasures of this world.  If you were asked to name the one thing you wanted most, what would it be?


Jesus at a funeral (7:11-17)

Jesus came to Nain.  There he met a widow, grieving over the death of her son.  Jesus raised the young man from the dead with a word of command.  A mourning village glimpsed the compassion of Jesus and his victory over sin, death and the curse.


Samuel and the voice in the night

Samuel grew up among men who saw religion as a profession but knew nothing of God.  He never imagined a God who would speak or act.  But he discovered that God was real and could be known.

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