Summary: This sermon considers the woman with an issue of blood. In her desperation she found delight.

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Title: “Dwelling In the Land of Desperation – Debilitating Disease”

Theme: “She lived in desperation, but she didn’t die there”

Text: “Mark 5: 25 – 34”

Mar 5:25 KJV - And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,

Mar 5:26 KJV - And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,

Mar 5:27 KJV - When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.

Mar 5:28 KJV - For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.

Mar 5:29 KJV - And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.

Mar 5:30 KJV - And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?

Mar 5:31 KJV - And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?

Mar 5:32 KJV - And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.

Mar 5:33 KJV - But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.

Mar 5:34 KJV - And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

I – The Woman and her Strange Sickness “Diseased” (25)

A) The Life of this Woman “She was somebody that was Sick”

a. The Diagnosis - Unclean

b. The Discomfort – Unchanged

B) The Length of her Worries “She was somebody that was suffering”

a. The Duration

b. The Drain

II – The Woman and her Sorrowful Search “Drained” (26)

A) The Damage of her Remedies “Medical Failure”

B) The Depletion of her Resources “Meager Finances”

C) The Demise of her Recovery “Morbid Frailty”

III – The Woman and her Shining Stance “Dared” (27 – 28)

(Touched: to lay hold of, adhere to, fasten one too, and cling too)

A) The Testimonies that Inspired Her “Public Record”

B) The Target that Ignited Her “Pointed Resolve”

IV – The Woman and her Swift Sensation “Delivered” (29)

A) It was a Phenomenal Touch “Immediate Feeling”

B) It was a Personal Touch “Individual Freedom”

V – The Woman and her Sovereign Savior “Detected” (30 – 32)

A) Christ Confronted her Desire

B) Christ Confirmed her Deliverance

VI – The Woman and her Supreme Salvation “Delighted (33 – 34)

A) Her Personal Confession & Courage

B) Her Powerful Change & Cure

Title: “Dwelling In the Land of Desperation – Debilitating Disease”

Theme: “She lived in desperation, but she didn’t die there”

Text: “Mark 5: 25 – 34”


We are now going to look at the 2nd sermon in this series on “Dwelling in the Land of Desperation”. The first sermon dealt with Jairus the religious leader of Capernaum. He was dwelling in desperation due to his “dying daughter”. In this particular passage we find this woman that was also dwelling in desperation due to her “debilitating disease”.

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