Introduction: We have before us a passage from Luke’s gospel that so clearly bears the mark of a physician. The good doctor gives us two stories in one, different and yet related, dealing with Jesus’ power over sickness and death. We will concentrate on the story of Jairus, the man with the stubborn faith. What were the decisions he made, that we must make, which enable us to experience Jesus’ power in our lives? We must decide to…
I. SEARCH FOR JESUS
A. Jairus risked his professional reputation when he appealed to Jesus for help.
B. We too must put aside all excuses and come humbly to Jesus. (Matthew 7:7-8)
II. FOLLOW AFTER JESUS
A. Jairus continued to follow Jesus even through numerous obstacles and interruptions.
B. Satan constantly attempts to litter our path with spiritual “roadblocks”.
III. BELIEVE IN JESUS
A. Jesus knew Jairus needed comfort and reassurance.
B. Jesus refuses to work and save and heal in a “faithless” environment.
Mark 6:6 Hebrews 11:1, 6