Reach out and Touch

Reach out and Touch (Mark 5: 21-43) preached on 19 April 2015 at 19:00 by Alastair Bolt
Sermon 30 in the series

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Mark 5:21-43

Jesus Heals a Woman and Jairus's Daughter

21 And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. 22 Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet 23 and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and live.” 24 And he went with him.

And a great crowd followed him and thronged about him. 25 And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, 26 and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. 27 She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. 28 For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.” 29 And immediately the flow of blood dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her disease. 30 And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone out from him, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, “Who touched my garments?” 31 And his disciples said to him, “You see the crowd pressing around you, and yet you say, ‘Who touched me?’32 And he looked around to see who had done it. 33 But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him and told him the whole truth. 34 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”

35 While he was still speaking, there came from the ruler's house some who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” 36 But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” 37 And he allowed no one to follow him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. 38 They came to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and Jesus saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. 39 And when he had entered, he said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping.” 40 And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside and took the child's father and mother and those who were with him and went in where the child was. 41 Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” 42 And immediately the girl got up and began walking (for she was twelve years of age), and they were immediately overcome with amazement. 43 And he strictly charged them that no one should know this, and told them to give her something to eat.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Sermons in the Series Mark's Gospel

1 Good News
2 Good News in a Time of Conflict
3 Jesus Calls, We Follow
4 The Author Comes To His People
5 Not Just a Walk-on Part
6 Praying, Attracting, Accepting
7 Change Your Shape
8 Do the Right Thing and See What Happens
9 The Beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
10 Repentance
11 The God Who Comes
12 Come, Follow Me
13 Amazing Authority
14 Jesus at Home Saves the World
15 As We Are Sent, People Are Drawn
16 All Joined Up
17 Insiders and Outsiders
18 A Banquet with New Wine
19 Yes, We Can
20 Ordinary Life - Extraordinary God
21 Chosen To Be Companions of Jesus
22 Proclaim the Good News and Cast Out Demons
23 Let Jesus Take You in Hand
24 The Secret Revealed to You
25 Let the Light Shine
26 More. Now. How?
27 Jesus Will Make You Safe and Make You Different
28 Light Freedom Instead of Dark Freedom
29 Jesus Delivers on His Promises
30 Reach out and Touch
31 Making Waves
32 Whose Fault?
33 Personal Space in the Midst of Discipleship
34 Not a Rescue but a Revelation

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