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Summary: Discovering that Christ is bigger than any trial satan throws our way!

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Christ In A Storm

Mark 6:45-52

Jesus Christ performs some of the greatest miracles ever written about in the book of Mark.

Mark was not necessarily an eye witness to all the accounts contained in his book…

In fact there is a strong belief that he received his information from someone who was part of the original twelve…Someone like Peter.

That’s what makes the book of Mark so amazing!!

The fact that he has been able to include such intricate details surrounding the miracles of Christ…

Like the one we read in our text tonight (today).

Take for instance…The sixth chapter of Mark alone.

Mark begins (what we now know today as chapter 6) by ending the last miracle described in chapter 5.

That was the miracle of raising Jairus’ daughter back to life!!

You may recall that Jairus was a ruler in the synagogue who came to Jesus begging Him to go to his home and touch his daughter who was dying.

On the way to Jairus’ house…Jesus is being thronged and pushed by the multitude…

And in the midst of this great crowd of people the woman with the issue of blood touches the hem of Jesus’ garment.

Immediately this woman is healed and Jesus stops…Turns around…And asks who touched Him!!

(2)

His disciples kinda laugh at this and say…

“You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’”

In the meantime…Some people from Jairus’ household come and inform him that his daughter has already passed away…

Not to bother Jesus anymore!!

Can you imagine that? Can you imagine living at the time Jesus lived…

Knowing about all the great and wonderful miracles He is able to perform…

Knowing that you finally have Him all to yourself and that He’s actually on His way to YOUR house…

On the way there you witness Him heal this woman with the issue of blood…

Only to have some servants from your house walk up in the middle of this great healing and say…

“Your daughter just died…Don’t bother Jesus anymore”!!

Talk about an emotional roller coaster!!

Your heart is breaking over watching your 12 year old daughter dying in front of your own eyes…

You hear that Jesus has just come back to Capernaum from (what else) the man possessed with the demon named Legion…

You run to the sea shore…Fall on your knees at Jesus’ feet…And beg Him to come and touch your daughter!!

(3)

Everyone here tonight (today) knows the tension and sick feeling that comes over you when someone you love becomes deathly ill!!

You hate to leave their bedside…But at the same time you realize that if you don’t get help…They may just die!!

Jairus…Full of emotion over his sick child runs to Jesus…Falls at His feet and begs Jesus to come and touch his daughter!!

Jesus agrees!! Your spirits begin to lift as you picture in your mind Jesus touching the one you love and restoring them back to health!!

Only on the way back to your house…Jesus is delayed by someone else who is just as sick and just as important to Christ as is your child!!

And you can picture Jairus standing there beside Christ rubbing his hands together…Moving from one foot to the other…Becoming extremely nervous…

Not wanting to look selfish by saying… “Um excuse me Jesus, my daughter”!!

But at the same time thinking to yourself… “Man isn’t that the way it goes? I’ve finally got Jesus coming to my house…And He gets delayed”!!

Now you’ve gone from excitement over the fact that Jesus is on the way…

To nervous anticipation knowing inside that you wouldn’t want Him to not heal this woman of her sickness either!!

And while all of these emotions and thoughts are running through your mind…

(4)

Somebody walks up to you and says…

“Your daughter just passed away…Don’t trouble Jesus anymore”!!

As that news begins to sink down into your mind…

All of a sudden every ounce of hope you ever had is gone…

And you start to get that sick feeling as the realization hits you that it’s too late…Your daughter is already dead!!

Now let me ask you…What do you think that man’s face would have looked like upon hearing that news?

When someone receives bad news…What are some of the first things they do?

Their mouth drops…Their hands go up to their face…Their shoulders stoop…

And depending on the severity of the news…They begin to weep uncontrollably!!

Do you think this man would have reacted any differently upon hearing of his child’s death?!?

Mark 5:36 says…

Mark 5:36

As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, "Do not be afraid; only believe.

JUST AS SOON AS Jesus heard the news that those individuals brought to Jairus…

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