Why Did Jesus Weep?

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on September 22, 2013
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John 11:2 Digression that adds information known at the time of writing rather than at the time of the event

He used sleep as a euphemism for death. A euphemism is a figure of speech that softens the subject.

Bethany was about 1.7 miles from Jerusalem on the other side of the Mount of Olives.

To the reader of the Gospel, the words of Caiaphas hold a greater significance than his intended meaning.

Luke 22:39-46; Matthew 26:36-44; and Mark 14:32-42

Jesus wept over Jerusalem. Again we ask why did he weep?

1Peter 3:18-25
He is our great example, but we are to understand and copy his heart and not necessarily his actions. If we copy his actions without his heart, we will be hypocrites and not disciples.

Matthew 7:21-23
Kingdom entrance is dependent on knowing and doing the will of the Father as he did.

Hebrews 12:1-3

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