Summary: Sermon encouraging a lost person to come to Christ, and be a "somebody".
Jesus had just crossed back over to Capernaum, and was on His way to heal the daughter of Jairus(one of the rulers of the synagogue, probably a rich man)and many people followed them. A certain woman which had an issue of blood came to Him.
I. SHE WAS A NOBODY
*She had spent all of her money on physicians, but none could help her. (v.26)
-She had nothing.
*She was a nobody by law. (Lev. 15:19)
-Discharges of a woman: unclean; had to be separted from everyone; no one could come in contact with her, touch her, set where she sat, etc...
-She was a nobody.
*Then, she heard of Jesus (v.27).
-She knew if she could just touch Him, she would be healed.
*She wouldn’t let anything stand in her way, eventhough she could have used many excuses.
-"He’s going to raise Jairus’ daughter", "I’m not improtant enough"(she wasn’t even allowed to be around anybody, much less in the middle of a big crowd).
-She pressed through the crowd, and touched His garment.
II. SHE WAS A SOMEBODY
* Luke gives his account in Luke 8:46
-"And Jesus said, SOMEBODY hath touched me; for I perceive that the virtue is gone out of me."
*This woman who was a nobody, had suddenly become a somebody by simply coming to Jesus("...somebody hath touched me...")
III. SHE WAS A CHILD OF GOD
*"And He said unto her, DAUGHTER, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague."
*Not only had the "nobody" become a "somebody", but she had become a child of God.
* Lost person, you have an issue of blood far greater than what this woman had, you have a plague that continues to grow worse and worse, it is called SIN.
*Sin promises big thing: promises success, but only brings failure; promises freedom, but only brings slavery; promises life, but only brings death (Rom. 6:23).
*The world and the devil will try to tell you that you are a nobody, not important to God.
*Have faith, "press through the crowd" comte to Jesus.
*BE SOMEBODY- Rom. 5:8- whosoever!!!
*A CHILD OF GOD- Rom. 8:14
"Give Jesus a try, if you don’t like Him, the devil will always take you back."