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GOSPEL OF MARK NT352

FALL 2016
Jesus Heals the Hurting
Mark 5:21-43

JAIRUS SEEKS JESUS 21-24
• Jairus finds and pleads with Jesus 21-23
• Jairus is likely from synagogue where Jesus healed the withered hand (Mk 3)
• Desperation drove Jairus to Jesus – God often uses tragedy to draw us

JAIRUS SEEKS JESUS 21-24
• Jesus goes with Jairus 24
• If Jairus was of those plotting against Jesus, Jesus’ grace is highlighted
• Jesus never rejects a repentant soul – change of heart is what He is after

Jesus raising
Jairus’
daughter
(Mark 5:21–
43); from a
fourth-century
sarcophagus
in Rome.

BLEEDING WOMAN SEEKS
JESUS 25-34
• The Touch of Faith 25-29



Jesus leaves to heal the girl but is touched by a desperate woman of faith
She did not think Jesus would notice that she touched his garment
She had suffered much socially and by the bad quack doctors
Amazing contrasts between Jairus and this woman – opposite ends of spectrum

Jesus And the Woman
with the Issue of Blood
(Matthew 5:24–34).
Artist Unknown,
Mosaic inside Chora
Church, Istanbul.
Photograph copyright © Roy
Brown.

BLEEDING WOMAN SEEKS
JESUS 25-34
• Imperfect Faith Honored 30-34
• Jesus calls for her who touched him, to affirm his approval of her faith
• Many physically touched Jesus but only she received a “touch” back
• Daughter = little child // Disease = whipping

JAIRUS' DAUGHTER MEETS
JESUS 35-43
• Conflicting Voices 35-36
• He hadn't finished with the woman and Jairus’ situation gets worse
• Jairus had to choose the voice he’d listen to – others, circumstances or Christ

Jesus Raises the
Daughter of
Jairus (Matthew
5:21–23, 35–43).
Gustave Doré
(1832–1883).

JAIRUS' DAUGHTER MEETS
JESUS 35-43
• Time for Trust 37-43
• The hired mourners remind Jairus that death has struck his home
• Jesus takes her hand and commands her to rise as if from sleep
• Jesus commanded two things after she rose to life:
• No one should know it (imagine the requests to raise the dead)
• To give her to eat (Jesus valued the role of food)

GOSPEL OF MARK NT352
FALL 2016
Jesus Heals the Hurting
Mark 5:21-43