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Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to motivae the hearers to affirm to others that God through Christ honors our faith.

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28 June 2009

Fourth Sunday in June

U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris

Fortress Chapel

Contingency Operation Site (C.O.S.) Sykes

Tall-afar, Iraq

BIG IDEA: God through Christ honors our faith.

REFERENCES: Mark 5:25-34 (ESV); Leviticus 17:11b (ESV) … life of the flesh is in the blood … Hebrews 11:6 (ESV) … without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.; Mark 10:27b … “with man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God; Luke 8:43 (ESV) woman had a discharge of blood for 12 years … and though she had spent her living on physicians, she could NOT be healed by anyone; Leviticus 15:19 (ESV) When a woman has a discharge, and the discharge in her body is blood, she shall be in her menstrual impurity for seven days, and whoever touches her shall be unclean until the evening; Psalm 130 (ESV) Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD. Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to my pleas for mercy! If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared. I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than those who watch for the morning. O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption. And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities

; 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 (ESV); Leviticus 15:19-27 ESV (Laws about a woman and bodily discharges of blood); 1 Samuel 1:16-17 (ESV) (Hannah struggling with her situation and misunderstanding) Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for all along I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation. Then Eli answered, “Go in peace, and the God of Israel grant your petition that you have made to him.”; Matthews 9:20-22 (ESV);

I. ANNOUNCE THE PERICOPE: Mark 5:25-34 (ESV)

II. READ THE PERICOPE: Mark 5:25-34 (ESV)

III. READ THE TEXT: Mark 5:34 (ESV) And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”

IV. PURPOSE: To motivate the hearers to affirm to others that God through Christ honors our faith.

V. SERMONIC THEME: “STOLEN CURE”

VI. INTRODUCTION:

God through Christ honors our faith in the midst of our struggles and misunderstandings!

The Psalmist says in Psalm 130 (ESV):

Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD. Lord, hear my voice! Let your ears be attentive to my pleas for mercy! If you, O LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared. I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than those who watch for the morning. O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption. And he will redeem Israel from all his iniquities

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