Summary: To show the importance of maintaining the presence of God in our homes.
GO GET GOD!!!
Mark 5:22; 35-43
Mr 5:22 And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
Mr 5:35 While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?
36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.
37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.
39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.
41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.
43 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat. (KJV)
INTRODUCTION: We have the record of a father and a daughter. The daughter was sick unto her death. The father came home one evening to find his precious daughter very ill. Perhaps the mother was holding her and rocking her to help comfort the little girl. Maybe there was a cold, damp wash cloth on her forehead to help lower the fever. The sickness was untreatable by any home remedy and apparently, the concept of the story would bear this out, there was nothing that could be done by the local medical association. These possibilities had all been exhausted. Nothing more could be done. The father leans over the daughter, and says, “Honey, there is a man in town whose name is Jesus (I’m glad he didn’t say Oral Roberts, or Bennie Hinn); they say He is God. I am going to go and get Him!
This Biblical event recorded here in Mark and also in Matthew and Luke has the answer for a sin sick home, a sin sick church, and a sin sick nation.
There are some other places in the N.T. where we see that Jesus was beckoned to go to a certain home and perform a miracle:
The Centurion’s home.
The home of Mary and Martha. Lazarus had died.
Peter’s mother-in-law died at home. Jesus raised her from the dead.
Let me give you this story and make a few applications to this present day problems.
I. THE RULER OF THE SYNAGOGUE Vs. 22
Mr 5:22 And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, (KJV)
A. He Knew Where To Find Help.
There are three things that would have happened:
1. He had heard of Jesus, perhaps from people on the street.
2. He had heard of Jesus’ healing power. Perhaps he had observed Jesus performing one of the miracles.
3. He had faith that Jesus was the answer. (Not that He had the answer, but that He was the answer.)
B. He Knew Where The Trouble Was. (This is very important in the solution to anything).
1. In his house. The problem wasn’t with the neighbors. It wasn’t with the youth program at church. It wasn’t that the S/S teacher didn’t show any interest in teaching his daughter. He said, “The problem is at my house.”
Too many parents are too eager to blame everyone but the real source. Some forget that their children are sinners like everyone else.
The problem is not that the police have it in for your teenager. I have heard people say every time the police see my son/daughter they get a ticket. That cop has it in for my child. The problem is not with the police, but in our houses.
We have let a wicked and evil society dictate to us how to think, how to teach our children, and how to operate our houses. The problem is not in the neighborhood but in our houses. If every house was operated correctly there wouldn’t be any “bad” neighborhoods.
If we could have every home in our church come before God, and say, “The problem is at my house. Our house is the one in need of a visit from God. Our house needs God.” If that would happen, we could have a real revival. Every household in our church needs God, or needs a more dedication to God. There are no perfect homes in BHBC.