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Summary: What did Jairus’ daugher see in her father as he sought the Saviors help on her behalf?

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Jairus

Luke 8:40-42, 49-56

Intro: Here we find a dad that was concerned for his

little girl.

-He was a “ruler of the synagogue”.

-Oversaw the daily operations of the

synagogue.

-Arranged the services.

-He did the custodial duties.

-He was much like one of today’s Pastors.

-He chose who would read the Scripture and

who would speak etc.

-He was well known and much respected in

the community.

-He had possibly heard Jesus speak in the

synagogue at Capernaum.

-He was also a Dad.

-We do not know the little girls name, she us

usually referred to as Jairus’ daughter.

-What do you suppose she saw in her dad.

-She saw his prominence in the community.

-I wonder if she thought of him as being

old fashioned and out of touch like many

teenage daugters?

1. She saw a dad who was not ashamed to seek Jesus.

-Vs. 41 “There came a man”

-Notice that he didn’t come in the dark of

nightlike Nicodemas.

-There was a multitude of people there.

-Jairus had come because his daughter was sick.

-It is a hard thing for a father to see his

children suffer in sickness.

-Jairus stepped up without reservation and

fell down a Jesus feet.

-Notice the Jairus went himself.

-He did not send his wife.

-He did no send one of the other children.

(assuming there were any)

-He didn’t send a servant.

-He went to Jesus Himself.

-Oh that our dads would seek Jesus without shame.

-That they would take their priestly responsibility

in the home.

-Our nation is in the mess it’s in because our

father’s are out seeking golf balls instead

of God on Sunday morning.

-They send the wife and kids to church.

-That they would seek Him without reservation.

-That they would seek Him boldly.

What a difference it would make if our Fathers would seek Jesus.

2. He was not ashamed to bring Jesus to the house.

-Vs. “begged Him to come to his house.

-Notice that the event that followed was “as

he went”

-They were on their way to Jairus’ house.

-The whole crowd.

-Can you imagine that phone call. “Honey, \

everyone is coming over to the house.”

-Oh, that God would give us Dads who would

bring Jesus to the house.

-Men who would stand with Joshua and declare to

the world. “as for me and my house, we will

serve the Lord.

-Men who would lead their families in prayer at

the table. (not just relegate the responsibility

to the kids.)

-Dad, do you want to bless you family, lead them

in prayer at you next meal. (you will grow a

foot taller in their eyes)

-Dad’s who would invite Jesus into the home by

reading His word.

-Dad’s who would invite Jesus into their homes

by leading them to worship.

-Not send them to worship

-Matthew 9:18 “there came a certain ruler,

and worshipped him”

-Dad’s let you kids see you honoring the Lord.

-Taking them to church.

-Reading the word.

-Praying.

-Living for Jesus.

Oh that God would give us Dad’s who would invite Jesus to their house.

3. He was not ashamed to put the welfare of his child

in the hands of Jesus.

-Luke 8:49-56

-When Jairus got the news that she was dead, he

didn’t dismiss the Lord, He gave here into His

care.

-We need Dad’s who will dedicate their children to

the Lord.

-Who will lead their children to seek God’s will


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William Noel

commented on Jun 17, 2007

FYI: Your scripture text on the introduction is wrong. It should be Luke, not Matthew.

Curley Randle1400

commented on Jun 17, 2009

GOOD INSIGHTS '''' THANKS''''

Pollie Marabe

commented on Jun 18, 2012

A responsible Dad is what we need today! Thanks for this lesson.

Richard White

commented on Jun 9, 2014

Loved the insights, thanks for giving me a launching pad.

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