Summary: Christians should follow the faith of Jairus!
Let’s continue to worship our God by learning form the Gospel by Mark. We have noted from the beginning of the Gospel that Jesus Christ was proclaimed Messiah God by prophets in the Old Testament and then John the Baptist prepared the way for Christ for the people of Israel. After He was water baptized as an adult, Jesus Christ immediately started His ministry by proclaiming the perfect eternal love of God through faith in Him. Faith in Jesus Christ provides for salvation from the judgment of sins and assures eternal life with a Holy God. This is our faith!! Amen??
Jesus Christ ministered by proclaiming God’s Word and that He is the Word; Jesus performed physical miracles, rebuked demons, and explained what faith is. We can state from what we’ve learned so far that Faith in Jesus Christ requires a response and continued action till we get to heaven.
With these truths in mind, let us continue to learn from Mark 5……….. Last week we learned from the healed woman in Mark 5:25-34. We will learn from Jairus and the healing of his daughter today. Read along with me starting with Mark 5:21….43…
There is so much to learn from this passage but let us simply learn from the main characters of this story.Let us learn from Jairus, the People by Jairus’ home, the disciples, and of course from Jesus.
v22-23: a synagogue leader = a church leader = a believer of God, God’s Word, and a worship leader; And what did this church leader do based on v22-23??
- Like the healed woman who had faith, Jairus obviously searched for and went to Jesus (leaving a dying daughter behind)
- Humbled himself before Jesus (what does this indicate about Jairus’ view of Jesus??)
- What does it mean that Jairus pleaded earnestly?? Jairus asked with all of his heart!
- Let us note that Jairus loved his daughter!
- And what does it indicate about Jairus asked Jesus to just place His hand on his daughter??
Jairus had strong faith in Jesus as God!
Before we talk about Jesus, let’s note the people in Jairus’ home and the Disciples.
v35?? – they limited themselves to things of the earth not grasping the power of God; they only had a secular worldview! In their eyes, she was dead!
v38-40: Wailing and crying, then laughing at Jesus??
The wailing and crying were for show! They must have already heard about Jesus but yet they just laughed at him. The wailers were professionals; they did their best crying and wailing for attention to make money! I think this is what we can note: People can be so caught up in making money they will laugh at God!
Let’s make a few notes about the Disciples:
We read in Matthew 9:18-19… While he was saying this, a synagogue leader came and knelt before him and said, “My daughter has just died. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live.” Jesus got up and went with him, and so did his disciples.
- Committed to following Jesus
- v37,40: 3 of the 12 had a special calling but we hear no complaining
And finally, what can we note about Jesus Christ?
v24: responded positively to a humble plea