Summary: To show the importance of maintaining the presence of God in our homes.

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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.


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.

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