Summary: A message outline emphasizing the importance of the doctrine of laying on of hands.
Title: Reach out and touch someone
Text: Heb. 6:2
Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: 15And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. 16Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
I. Jesus wanted ministry to be personal (lay hands on no man suddenly)
2 Cor. 1:3-4
Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
1 Thes. 5:11
Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.
B. Consolation (loving touch)
II. Jesus wanted ministry to be accountable
1 Thes. 5:12
And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
A. Answerable to each other, Follow up after the fact
B. Responsible for each other
Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 2Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
III. Jesus wanted our need to be known
A. Help can be given
IV. Jesus wanted us to see His love for humanity
V. Jesus wanted us to sense His power
VI. Jesus wanted us to see outside ourselves