05 Aug Mark: Coming To The End Of Ourselves, 8/04/2019
Pastor Pete Hartwig
Mark 5 Jesus – woman touches
MELVIN KNIGHT – 90 years old.
“Follow Jesus and Serve others”
Backpack Bash! 1200 students
Authentic and Real – struggles
Mark 6:56 And wherever Jesus went—into villages, towns or countryside—they placed the sick in the marketplaces. They begged him to let them touch even the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.
SLIDE: Jesus Raises a Dead Girl and Heals a Sick Woman
A large crowd followed and pressed around him. 25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. 26 She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” 29 Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.
30 At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”
31 “You see the people crowding against you,” his disciples answered, “and yet you can ask, ‘Who touched me?’ ”
32 But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. 33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
Context – biblically
19 “‘When a woman has her regular flow of blood, the impurity of her monthly period will last seven days, and anyone who touches her will be unclean till evening.
20 “‘Anything she lies on during her period will be unclean, and anything she sits on will be unclean. 21 Anyone who touches her bed will be unclean; they must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening. 22 Anyone who touches anything she sits on will be unclean; they must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening. 23 Whether it is the bed or anything she was sitting on, when anyone touches it, they will be unclean till evening.
24 “‘If a man has sexual relations with her and her monthly flow touches him, he will be unclean for seven days; any bed he lies on will be unclean.
25 “‘When a woman has a discharge of blood for many days at a time other than her monthly period or has a discharge that continues beyond her period, she will be unclean as long as she has the discharge, just as in the days of her period. 26 Any bed she lies on while her discharge continues will be unclean, as is her bed during her monthly period, and anything she sits on will be unclean, as during her period. 27 Anyone who touches them will be unclean; they must wash their clothes and bathe with water, and they will be unclean till evening.
28 “‘When she is cleansed from her discharge, she must count off seven days, and after that she will be ceremonially clean. 29 On the eighth day she must take two doves or two young pigeons and bring them to the priest at the entrance to the tent of meeting. 30 The priest is to sacrifice one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering. In this way he will make atonement for her before the Lord for the uncleanness of her discharge.
31 “‘You must keep the Israelites separate from things that make them unclean, so they will not die in their uncleanness for defiling my dwelling place, which is among them.’”
Pharisees – Enforcing the Levitical Code – God will move
My inability to fully grasp this –
:27 – woman behind – touches cloak
27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak,
BEHIND HIM – he will reject me – SHAME
Kraspedon = tassel – fringe
obey 613 laws Nu 15:37-41
SLIDE: Picture of Jewish men IMAGE
“A reminder to them to obey God’s law – is worn to remind God and people of how good they were”
Jesus rebukes Pharisees – TASSELS
Matthew 23:5 “Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries wide and the tassels on their garments long”
28 Because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.”
Imperfect tense – said to herself over and over
TALK TO YOUR SOUL!
Why, so down cast oh my soul? (put your hope in God)
Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
:28 “I will be healed.”
SOZO – healed – saved
THIS TRANSFORMS HER ENTIRE LIFE!
Tweak a few things!
:33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth.
Jesus should be unclean!
:34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
Daughter – only time in the Gospels
Family – a place – CHURCH
Go in peace – Go is in the present imperative = keep going in peace.
Be firm in the face of adversity
many are PRESSING
She is touching by faith
She came to the end of herself