Monday, May 3, 2010

Be a Noticer

Sermon notes from May 2.

Mark 4:11 He told them, "The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you.”
Certain messages are appropriate for those who are inside the faith, but make no sense to those outside the faith.
Thru relationship, God entrusts His secrets to us. We are insiders in the Kingdom.

“Contend for the Faith”- Jude 3
“Be doers of the Word” – James 1:22
1 Cor 10:31 “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”
Dedication, Order, Entirety, Rededication ( end zone celebration )
John 12:32
Elevator concepts:
1. A change in level
2. Decisions are required
3. Things are happening on the floors you pass by
4. Accidently getting off on the wrong floor is frustrating
5. Clear communication is important ( first floor basement or ground )
6. Nursery and morgue on different floors in same building

Mark 5:21 - 6:1 Jesus got into the boat again and went back to the other side of the lake, where a large crowd gathered around him on the shore. 22 Then a leader of the local synagogue, whose name was Jairus, arrived. When he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet, 23 pleading fervently with him. "My little daughter is dying," he said. "Please come and lay your hands on her; heal her so she can live." 24 Jesus went with him, and all the people followed, crowding around him. 25 A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding. 26 She had suffered a great deal from many doctors, and over the years she had spent everything she had to pay them, but she had gotten no better. In fact, she had gotten worse. 27 She had heard about Jesus, so she came up behind him through the crowd and touched his robe. 28 For she thought to herself, "If I can just touch his robe, I will be healed." 29 Immediately the bleeding stopped, and she could feel in her body that she had been healed of her terrible condition. 30 Jesus realized at once that healing power had gone out from him, so he turned around in the crowd and asked, "Who touched my robe?" 31 His disciples said to him, "Look at this crowd pressing around you. How can you ask, 'Who touched me?'" 32 But he kept on looking around to see who had done it. 33 Then the frightened woman, trembling at the realization of what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and told him what she had done. 34 And he said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over." 35 While he was still speaking to her, messengers arrived from the home of Jairus, the leader of the synagogue. They told him, "Your daughter is dead. There's no use troubling the Teacher now." 36 But Jesus overheard them and said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid. Just have faith." 37 Then Jesus stopped the crowd and wouldn't let anyone go with him except Peter, James, and John (the brother of James). 38 When they came to the home of the synagogue leader, Jesus saw much commotion and weeping and wailing. 39 He went inside and asked, "Why all this commotion and weeping? The child isn't dead; she's only asleep." 40 The crowd laughed at him. But he made them all leave, and he took the girl's father and mother and his three disciples into the room where the girl was lying. 41 Holding her hand, he said to her, "Talitha koum," which means "Little girl, get up!" 42 And the girl, who was twelve years old, immediately stood up and walked around! They were overwhelmed and totally amazed. 43 Jesus gave them strict orders not to tell anyone what had happened, and then he told them to give her something to eat.
Mark 5:30 At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, "Who touched my clothes?"
Things to Notice:
Everywhere Jesus went was a ministry opportunity
Jesus noticed the crowd
There are desperate people around us
Jesus noticed the one in need
There are things you would be willing to pay every penny you have for.
Jesus noticed the touch
Jesus tied peace to the miracle
Messengers sometimes bring bad news
Jesus noticed the weeping
Jesus noticed that they were overwhelmed and gave them instructions about how to handle the crowd.
Jesus noticed the hunger

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