Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us
Mark 5:21-36 21When Jesus had crossed over again in the boat to the other side, a large crowd gathered around Him; and so He stayed by the seashore. 22One of the synagogue officials named Jairus came up, and on seeing Him, fell at His feet 23and implored Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death; please come and lay Your hands on her, so that she will get well and live.” 24And He went off with him; and a large crowd was following Him and pressing in on Him.
25A woman who had had a hemorrhage for twelve years, 26and had endured much at the hands of many physicians, and had spent all that she had and was not helped at all, but rather had grown worse— 27after hearing about Jesus, she came up in the crowd behind Him and touched His cloak. 28For she thought, “If I just touch His garments, I will get well.” 29Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction. 30Immediately Jesus, perceiving in Himself that the power proceeding from Him had gone forth, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My garments?” 31And His disciples said to Him, “You see the crowd pressing in on You, and You say, ‘Who touched Me?’” 32And He looked around to see the woman who had done this. 33But the woman fearing and trembling, aware of what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. 34And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction.”
35While He was still speaking, they came from the house of the synagogue official, saying, “Your daughter has died; why trouble the Teacher anymore?” 36But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, said to the synagogue official, “Do not be afraid any longer, only believe.”
- Wanting more of God is having a thirst for God and having an empty cup. We have to have an empty cup…We don’t think this way though.
- To know a big God, we have to need a big God
- 3 Types of People
- You need God but won’t admit it
- You need God but don’t know how much
- You’re convinced you need God for everything
- At some point in your life you are going to be confronted with you overt need for Jesus
- God is: incredibly powerful, intensely personal, a complete healer (physically, emotionally, spiritually, socially, etc.)
- Our posture has to be humble–>Only those who kneel, beg, and reach out experience God deeper.
- We need to embrace vulnerability
- Belief opens the door to the power of God
- Belief helps us persist in overcoming obstacles
- Belief is lived out in simple obedient actions
- What part of the message impacted you? Why?
- Do you think it is reasonable to expect that God would do immeasurably more in your life? (Eph 3:20) Why or why not?
- Why do you think we are so overconfident about how we live life?
- What need has brought you to your knees and to God?
- What are some times in your life (maybe now) when you have been confronted with your overt need for Jesus? What was your response? What did you learn about God as a result?
- Is there an idol that prevents you from coming humbly and vulnerably before God?
- What do you think God wants you to do with this message? Where in your life do you need to be vulnerable and believe God for something?
- Sunday, December 3 – Christmas Program, Dublin Jerome HS, 10:30am and 5pm
- Saturday, December 9 – Christmas Program, Thomas Worthington HS, 2pm
- Sunday, December 10 – Christmas Program, Dublin Jerome HS, 10:30am, 2pm and 5pm
- Sunday, December 24 – No morning service
- Christmas Eve services: 3 & 5pm @ Worthington campus, 6pm @ Dublin Jerome HS, (7pm Sanctuary Columbus @ Worthington campus)
- Sunday, December 31 – regular Sunday morning service at both campuses.