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The Great Physician

Jairus and the Woman with the Issue of Blood

(Mark 5:21-43)

I. Intro

A. Jesus was on his way home from the east to the west coast of the Sea of Galilee. He had previously taught there, so the people were waiting for him. Possibly they saw him calm the Sea in (Mark 4:31-39) when he left for the Gadarenes and they anticipated miracles when he returned. The world's physicians were powerless.

II. The beginning of the story... Jairus' daughter

1. Father was desparate

a. There is no hope without Christ. No doctors could heal her.

b. He came to Jesus believing he could stay death's hand. In the end found Jesus was LIFE. (John 14:6)

III. The story is interrupted...

A. Woman with Issue of Blood

1. The world could do nothing for her.

a. The world is powerless to defeat the flesh and Satan, because Satan owns the world. Ever tried to quit sinning on your own? Smoking, drinking, drugs, sexual immorality, etc. Only Christ can conquer.

b. "Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out." (John 12:31)

c. "For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith." (1 John 5:4)

2. She touched the hem of His clothes.
3. She was prostrate in order to reach the hem or "fringe" of His clothes. Jaci Velasquez - On My Knees. "I've learned in laughter or in pain how to survive – I get on my knees…"

a. His virtue (dunamis= "dynamite" power) healed her.

b. This is the same word used referring to the power of the resurrection.

In Acts, people touched Peter and apostles for healing. No "virtue" left them. They attributed the power to the resurrected Christ.

(Act 5:12) "And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people;"

(Act 5:15) "Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them."

c. Her faith healed her because it was purposeful and intentional. An incidental touch is powerless. Casual faith is powerless to heal The lost need more than casual faith to save from hell. The saved need more than casual faith to heal our broken hearts and lives.

d. Define casual:

Occurring by chance.

Occurring at irregular or infrequent intervals; Occasional; Unpremeditated; Unintentional

Not serious or thorough; superficial

Showing little interest or concern; nonchalant

Not close or intimate; in passing

4. His power is useless when there is no faith. (Mat 13:58) "And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief."

(Mar 6:6) "And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching."

5. Through faith we choose to surrender. He gives us the choice to surrender to Him to the flesh, plus Satan and the world he controls.

(Romans 6:13) "Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God." (yield = choice)

(Romans 8:11) "But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you." (The Spirit has dunamis.)

(Romans 8:12) "Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. "

(Romans 8:13) "For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify (see as dead) the deeds of the body, ye shall live. " (Only after we see ourself as dead can Christ live through us in power.)

(Romans 8:14) "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." (This is one of the assurances that we are saved.)

(Romans 8:15) "For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear (no fear of punishment for breaking the law); but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father." (But fear as in "respect" for our Father.)

(Romans 10:4) "For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth." Christ fulfills the law in us, by our faith in Him. Accepting His righteousness is power over the flesh.

6. Many people touched him without faith and got nothing. Without faith, we will not succeed in anything. Hebrews says "without faith it is impossible to please Him."

No healing

No building

No growth (no salvations)

No success/power in daily life.

7. Others followed her example. They heard about his healing power. Others will follow our example only when they see the Power of Christ in our lives.

a. Before her healing:

(Mark 3:8) … a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him.

(Mark 3:10) "For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues."

b. After her healing:

(Mark 6:56) "And whithersoever he entered, into villages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the streets, and besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched him were made whole."

8. Can others follow our example of faith, or will it be an example of unbelief?

IV. In the meanwhile, back to Jairus' daughter.

A. The delay was torture. (Mark 5:35) "While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? No doubt the man was anxious to get to his daughter quickly. How would you feel? Then he hears his daughter died!"

B. But he had faith. "Be not afraid" (Mark 5:36) There is no reason to fear when the creator is there. "Only believe" includes repentance – turning from his unbelief in order to continue to believe. He had faith to seek him first, now continue in that living faith. He took witnesses to testify.

(Mark 5:37) "And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James."

(Deuteronomy 19:15)

(2 Corinthians 13:1) "This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. "

C. Sleep (meaning death) is not the end.

1. (She is not dead, but sleepth)

2. Lazarus also slept… (John 11:11-14)

3. Everyone will sleep, then awake… (Daniel 12:2) "And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt."

D. We will know His power at His second coming. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-17)

1. Feeding the Flock…

a. Eating was one of the proofs that His resurrection was real.

(Mark 5:43) "And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat."

(John 21:15) "So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs." Feed them with the knowledge of Christ. Peter remember Christ's instructions…

(1 Peter 5:1-3)

2. Feed them with knowledge of Christ. Both in the Word and by example. Paul said (continued...)
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