Jesus the Compassionate Healer

Jesus is everything. Sovereign God, compassionate High Priest, Author of Faith, maker of the stars, etc. He is everything theologically, but He is also everything personally. When the vanity of this world becomes apparent and we are left with nothing, we are overjoyed to lay hold of this truth.

He meets every need both practically and spiritually.

This passage (Luke 8:40-56) is a wonderful example of how Jesus meets needs on a very personal level. We see in the Gospels that every interaction Jesus has is specifically tailored to the individual. We all need the same salvation, but we are all broken in different ways, and restoration can take many different forms. By His grace, Jesus meets us where we are at and leads us to where we need to be. He is the Hero of God’s Epic Story.

Jesus the Compassionate Healer

Message title: Jesus the Compassionate Healer
Week 31 of EPIC: Following the Hero of God’s Story
Scriptures: Luke 8:40-56
Preacher: Devlyn Kozol
Date: 10/12/14

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Scripture readings:

Psalm 33:13-15

13 The Lord looks down from heaven;
    he sees all the children of man;
14 from where he sits enthroned he looks out
    on all the inhabitants of the earth,
15 he who fashions the hearts of them all
    and observes all their deeds.

Luke 8:40-56

Jesus Heals a Woman and Jairus’s Daughter

40 Now when Jesus returned, the crowd welcomed him, for they were all waiting for him. 41 And there came a man named Jairus, who was a ruler of the synagogue. And falling at Jesus’ feet, he implored him to come to his house, 42 for he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying.

As Jesus went, the people pressed around him. 43 And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and though she had spent all her living on physicians, she could not be healed by anyone. 44 She came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, and immediately her discharge of blood ceased. 45 And Jesus said, “Who was it that touched me?” When all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the crowds surround you and are pressing in on you!” 46 But Jesus said, “Someone touched me, for I perceive that power has gone out from me.” 47 And when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling, and falling down before him declared in the presence of all the people why she had touched him, and how she had been immediately healed. 48 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”

49 While he was still speaking, someone from the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.” 50 But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well.” 51 And when he came to the house, he allowed no one to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child. 52 And all were weeping and mourning for her, but he said, “Do not weep, for she is not dead but sleeping.” 53 And they laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. 54 But taking her by the hand he called, saying, “Child, arise.” 55 And her spirit returned, and she got up at once. And he directed that something should be given her to eat. 56 And her parents were amazed, but he charged them to tell no one what had happened.

Jesus the Compassionate Healer

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