This blog will include the sermons I have preached as a lay minister with the Anglican Parish of South Queens in the Diocese of NS and PEI in the Anglican Church of Canada. Because my preaching schedule varies, the frequency of postings will vary.
I hope that these sermons will enrich your spiritual life as much as they have enriched mine.
Saturday, 27 June 2015
Mark 5:21-43 Doctor Jesus is In His Office
Good morning boys and
What do your parents do
when you’re sick?
you are sick to your stomach or if you have a headache, they probably give you
some medicine from the drug store and wait and see if you get better. What
would they do if you don’t get better? What would they do if you are so sick
they think you might die? They would take you to the doctor.
Bible story today is about a man who did just that. His name was Jairus, and he
had a daughter who was very sick. She was so sick that he thought she was going
to die and he wanted to do everything he could to help her get well. Jairus
heard about the best doctor in the area-a doctor who was healing many people.
His name was-and is-Jesus. Jairus ran to meet Jesus, fell down at his feet and
begged Jesus to put his hands on her and heal her so she could live. Jesus did
not say, “Give her two aspirin and call me in the morning.” He made a house
call by walking with Jairus toward his house.
they got closer to the house, some men came up to Jairus and told him that his
daughter was dead, and that there was no need to bother Jesus. Jairus was
heartbroken, but Jesus told Jairus not to be afraid, but to believe. When they
got to Jairus’ house, there was a crowd of people who were crying. Jesus asked
them why they were crying. “The girl is not dead, only asleep.” The people
laughed, so Jesus told them to leave. Jesus took Jairus and his wife into the
room where the girl was. He took her by the hand and said, “Little girl, get
up!” Immediately the girl got up and walked around the room. Her parents were
and girls, what did you learn from this story?In this story we saw how much
Jairus loved his daughter and would do anything for her. God our heavenly
father is the same. He loves us so much that he would do anything for us,
including sending his son Jesus to die on the cross for our sins.
else that we learned was that with God anything is possible. Jairus’ daughter
was dead, and the situation was hopeless, but Jesus raised her from the dead
because of Jairus’ faith. When we face hopeless situations, we must remember
what Jesus said-“Only believe.”
bow our heads for a moment of prayer. Dear God, thank you for your love. Help
us to remember that all things are possible if we only believe and trust in
you. In Jesus’ name we pray, AMEN.