Carmelo Caparros
Sep 1, 2019

INTRODUCTION

Mourning is a NECESSARY part of the Christian life but it will end in God’s loving consolation in the millennium and heaven. Even for the present, it is something that we can expect in abundance.

I. HAPPINESS of MOURNERS

a.Description of mourning

b.What it is not

c. What it is

d.Reason for mourning

e.Genuine mourning

f. Self-examination questions

g.Result of mourning

II.REWARD of the MOURNERS

BODY SERMON

REVIEW OF DEFINITION

DEFINITION: The expression of sorrow as a result of persecution for one’s faith or sorrow for national and individual sins and its negative consequences.
The Greek word used here is πενθέω (pentheo) which speaks of the STRONGEST, most SEVERE, DEEPEST, most HEART-FELT GRIEF and was generally reserved for grieving over the death of a loved one.
It is in the present participle; indicates CONTINUOUS ACTION.

e. Genuine mourning

QUESTION: How do we know if a man is truly mourning?

D.M. Lloyd Jones states: The man who truly mourns because of his sinful state and condition is a man who is going to repent; he is indeed actually repenting already.”

f. Self-examination questions

II.REWARD of the MOURNERS

CONCLUSION

The emphatic pronoun “autos” indicates that only those who mourn over sin will be comforted. It is reserved EXCLUSIVELY for TRUE BELIEVERS. It is far better to weep now, than later, because heaven will be a PLACE of NO TEARS but HELL will be a place of nothing but TEARS. Hell is a place where “there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” FOREVER.

Let us heed Christ’s words in Luke 6:25:

Lk 6: 25 “Woe to you who are well-fed now, for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.