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Summary: 7 things we find when we are willing to sit at the feet of Jesus. Includes all the places they took Him and things they did. Link included to formatted text, handout, and PowerPoint Template.

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SITTING AT JESUS’ FEET

Luke 8:35

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Christmas finds us in many places: stores, shops, online bargain hunting, parties, family get-togethers, and it is all fine and good, but will Christmas also be a time of humble bowing, kneeling at the feet of Jesus?

Luke 8:35

Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.

At His feet is where I want to be. How about you?

Isaiah 52:7

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!

Those are the feet that no doubt were fondly caressed by an adoring mother in the manger, that pitter pattered around the carpenter shop, that as a youngster were supposed to follow the family from the temple, but stayed w/ the leaders.

Those feet stepped into Jordan at baptism, and would later walk atop the water. Those feet stood on the mount preaching, walked a thousand miles helping, and ran to the hurting. They kicked over the tables of those who made His house a mockery. Those feet shook off dust from places which rejected Him, but moved on to another place!

To walk beside them, for a privileged few, must’ve felt like walking on air!

“A tender blade of grass so green crushed in the footstep of the Nazarene, springs back and waves a message to a bird as it sings, ‘That’s Him!’.”

They didn’t run when His accusers approached, but rather they walked up the hill to Golgotha and were nailed to a cross, but in so being those bruised heels stomped on the head of the serpent…a crushing victory! They descended below the earth and led captivity captive…then those feet walked out of that tomb, walked the road to Emmaus w/ disciples, and showed all His followers how they can walk w/ Him after His departure. Then they left the ground at His ascension just as ours will at His return, and then we can join Him 7 years later when those glorious feet will once again touchdown in the end zone of life on Earth as He proclaims, “I’m back to set up my Kingdom!”

What a privilege it is that we today, and every day of our lives, can sit at the feet of Jesus! There we will find…

1. A Place of Pardon.

Luke 7:38

And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

In humility this woman, void of chastity, found forgiveness from her sins as she knelt at the feet of Jesus. The Lord allowed this woman who had made a living from impure contact to touch Him…and His virtue became her own as her faith and repentance were expressed there at His feet!

Or another, taken in the very act of adultery...Jesus didn’t condemn her, He forgave her, and put her accusers to shame in the process, then charging her to go and sin no more!

2. A Place of Healing.

Matthew 15:30

And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and he healed them:

Outcasts and rejects find their happy place at His feet. Worldly wounds are healed there. Calloused ‘souls’ are softened and saved by His touch, and instructed to walk on and bring others to His feet for healing!

3. A Place of Learning.

Luke 10:39

And she [Martha] had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.

Martha was busy serving in the kitchen, but little sis chose the better path, taking time to just sit, rest, and learn timeless truths from the Master. Martha could have a Mary Christmas if He spent more time at Jesus’ feet.

4. A Place of Prayer.

Mark 5:22-23

And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, [23] And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.

This is prayer in the proper position…kneeling. It’s true, it’s more an attitude of the heart than a position of the body, but it’s the position we’d assume if He walked in here right now! And it helps promote the right attitude inwardly when we assume that position outwardly.

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