September 9, 2018 Morning Worship Service | Pastor Carl McCray
Special music: Hannah Sanders Interpretive Movement to “Living Hope”
Message: Imagine Going Home
The Webster’s dictionary defines home as the place where you live permanently. Having a home means no matter where you are, you have a permanent place to go. Home, in the eyes of God, is not necessarily a place but can be found in a person named Jesus. Home is where the presence of Jesus is (Mark 5:21-24). Even right now, we can live in the presence of Jesus today.
Today’s scripture tells us about two people who interact with Jesus, Jairus and a sick woman. They are very different individuals from very different homes. Jairus, a synagogue leader, had a sick daughter that he could not heal but he knew someone who could. The sick women had suffered for years under the care of many doctors and could not get better. Regardless of their differences, they both understood that they needed to be in their true home – in the presence of Jesus.
The presence of Jesus brings life into the most hopeless situations. Think about your life. What are your struggles? Whatever you are going through, nothing is hopeless with Jesus – no matter how impossible it seems. Nothing is hopeless when Jesus is involved. When all seems lost, God invites us home back into His presence. Imagine going home!
“While Jesus was still speaking, some people came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” they said. “Why bother the teacher anymore?” Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.” Mark 5:35-36 NIV
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