Special Sub-Topic: The Widow's Son Raised from the Dead at Nain
|When Jesus went to Nain, who accompanied him? (Luke 7: 11)|
The disciples and a large crowd.. The correct answer is that Jesus was accompanied by his disciples and a large crowd. Time and again the Gospels tell of a large crowd of people accompanying Jesus and the disciples as they traveled about.
|According to Luke 7: 11, what sight did Jesus see as he approached the town gate?|
A widow's dead son being carried out.. The correct answer is that Jesus saw a widow's son being carried out of the town gate. In other words, there was a funeral procession, including "a large crowd". The dead man was on his way to his burial.
|What emotion did Jesus show when he saw the widow? (Verse 13)|
His heart went out to her.. The correct answer is that his heart went out to her. In Biblical times, widows were among the most vulnerable of society and often lived in extreme poverty. It's heartbreaking for any parent to lose a child, but when a widow in Biblical times lost her only son, it almost meant she had no future.
|According to verse 13 in the NIV Bible, what were the two words Jesus said to the widow?|
"Don't cry.". The correct answer is that Jesus said, "don't cry." Luke, the writer of the Gospel, doesn't quote Jesus as saying anything else to the widow. Logic might dictate an animated conversation took place between Jesus and the widow, but this account has Jesus saying only two words, and there is no quote from the widow.
|In verse 14 of the NIV Bible, what eight words did Jesus say to the widow's dead son?|
"Young man, I say to you, get up!". The correct answer is that Jesus said, "young man, I say to you, get up!" And with those eight words uttered, the young man did just that, on the way to his own burial!
|According to Verse 15, what did the dead son do after Jesus said eight words to him?|
The dead man sat up and began to talk.. "The dead man sat up and began to talk," is the correct answer. The passage reminds me of Peter raising Dorcas from the dead, as per Acts 9: 36-43. In Verse 40, it tells of Dorcas opening her eyes and sitting up after seeing Jesus. Incidentally, the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts were both written by Luke.
|According to verse 16, how did the people react when the widow's son came back to life?|
They were all filled with awe and praised God.. The correct answer is "they were all filled with awe and praised God." The scene must have been something to behold. People were no doubt crying for joy while others were laughing uncontrollably. And then there must have been a wonderful, ecstatic embrace between the widow and her only son while everyone looked on in awe.
|According to the NIV Bible, what did the people say in verse 16 of Luke 7?|
"A great prophet has appeared among us. God has come to help his people.". "A great prophet has appeared among us. God has come to help his people," is the correct answer. The people did not believe that this could have been accomplished by any ordinary person! Verse 16 also states the people were "all filled with great awe" after Jesus performed the miracle.
|What was the end result of Jesus raising the widow's son from the dead in Nain, according to Luke 7: 17?|
The news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country.. The correct answer is "the news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country." It was much the same when Jesus performed miracles in a number of other communities. Wherever he went, he was the talk of the town and the surrounding area. This is no doubt how his crowds of followers came to join him.
|How many times is Nain mentioned in the Old Testament and the New Testament?|
1. Yes, one is the correct answer. It's interesting to note Nain is mentioned only in Luke, and nowhere else in the New Testament or the Old Testament. Nain is about ten miles southeast of Nazareth, the hometown of Jesus.
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