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Series Jesus Interrupted by Pastor Bradley Speer.
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We tend to come to Jesus for a lot, maybe even while interrupting instructions that he has already been given. One thing that we have already seen from Jesus being interrupted, is that it’s never to late. In chapter eight of the gospel of Luke we see Jesus being interrupted during another interruption. During this interaction with Jesus, Jairus, the ruler of the synagogue, came to Jesus to implore Him to come and heal his daughter. Before Jesus gets much further a woman with a twelve year long run of a discharge of blood, touches the hem of his cloak. Jesus stops to identify who it was who touch him. This second interruption, which was dealt with first, only happened because the woman believed that if I can just touch the his garment He can heal me of my problem.
We have to think about the process here, Jesus is known for healing people and speaking about the Kingdom of God, and all she wanted to do was touch him, because of what He already done.
So I want to raise the question. When have you seen some else be blessed because of Jesus? And thought maybe if I just read His Bible a little bit more or go to church consistently, then maybe He’ll come through. I just want to point out, this process is birthed from a small seed of faith and belief. It’s like you’re telling yourself you want to believe more or start believing.
The first interruption by Jairus, which is dealt with second, has increased to panic, since a messenger has come up to him to tell him, his daughter is dead. The circumstances of this situation brings out God’s aged old battle with people to just believe and trust. Jesus actually says to Him “Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well.” Through out the Old Testament we read people imploring God to remember His promises and actions to His previous servants (Exodus 32:13). This is not God going back on His word, but people expressing their belief, the belief if God can do it then He can do it now.
Read Luke 8:49-50
One verse that all believer should know is Romans 8:28.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Two things need to be identified about this promise. First, it is focused at “those who love God”. Before we go off blaming and questioning God if He is holding up His end we might first examine if we loving Him. And secondly, we need to remember that all this life is for His purpose. Knowing and having His purpose in front everything, is probably the hardest things to keep in front of us. This element is the focus of today and every day that we have.
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