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Luke 8:40-42, 49-56
Intro: Here we find a dad that was concerned for his
-He was a “ruler of the synagogue”.
-Oversaw the daily operations of the
-Arranged the services.
-He did the custodial duties.
-He was much like one of today’s Pastors.
-He chose who would read the Scripture and
who would speak etc.
-He was well known and much respected in
-He had possibly heard Jesus speak in the
synagogue at Capernaum.
-He was also a Dad.
-We do not know the little girls name, she us
usually referred to as Jairus’ daughter.
-What do you suppose she saw in her dad.
-She saw his prominence in the community.
-I wonder if she thought of him as being
old fashioned and out of touch like many
1. She saw a dad who was not ashamed to seek Jesus.
-Vs. 41 “There came a man”
-Notice that he didn’t come in the dark of
-There was a multitude of people there.
-Jairus had come because his daughter was sick.
-It is a hard thing for a father to see his
children suffer in sickness.
-Jairus stepped up without reservation and
fell down a Jesus feet.
-Notice the Jairus went himself.
-He did not send his wife.
-He did no send one of the other children.
(assuming there were any)
-He didn’t send a servant.
-He went to Jesus Himself.
-Oh that our dads would seek Jesus without shame.
-That they would take their priestly responsibility
in the home.
-Our nation is in the mess it’s in because our
father’s are out seeking golf balls instead
of God on Sunday morning.
-They send the wife and kids to church.
-That they would seek Him without reservation.
-That they would seek Him boldly.
What a difference it would make if our Fathers would seek Jesus.
2. He was not ashamed to bring Jesus to the house.
-Vs. “begged Him to come to his house.
-Notice that the event that followed was “as
-They were on their way to Jairus’ house.
-The whole crowd.
-Can you imagine that phone call. “Honey, \
everyone is coming over to the house.”
-Oh, that God would give us Dads who would
bring Jesus to the house.
-Men who would stand with Joshua and declare to
the world. “as for me and my house, we will
serve the Lord.
-Men who would lead their families in prayer at
the table. (not just relegate the responsibility
to the kids.)
-Dad, do you want to bless you family, lead them
in prayer at you next meal. (you will grow a
foot taller in their eyes)
-Dad’s who would invite Jesus into the home by
reading His word.
-Dad’s who would invite Jesus into their homes
by leading them to worship.
-Not send them to worship
-Matthew 9:18 “there came a certain ruler,
and worshipped him”
-Dad’s let you kids see you honoring the Lord.
-Taking them to church.
-Reading the word.
-Living for Jesus.
Oh that God would give us Dad’s who would invite Jesus to
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