We continue in the book of Mark and discuss Kingdom healing through the story of the woman who touched his clothes and was healed.
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The Gospel of Mark: Kingdom Healing
January 29th, 2012 by Kasey Crawford
Today’s Passage: Mark 5:24-34
A framework for understanding Mark: The book of Mark puts on display how Jesus brings more of heaven to earth and invites his followers to experience the same as they learn a new (kingdom) way of life from the Master and respond with regular repentance (turning to God) and belief (taking action).
New (Mark 5:24-34)
And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. (v.25)
The cultural laws at the time said that when a woman was experiencing menstruation she was physically, __________ and ___________ unclean.
Life has dealt her a bad hand and she has tried to everything within _____ power to make it right but things are just getting worse.
When she heard about Jesus… (v 26)
What do you think she had heard about Jesus? Something like this…
A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.” 41 Moved with compassion, He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” 42 Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed. Mark 1:40–42
Everywhere Jesus goes he demonstrate not only the power, but the _________ to heal people from their suffering.
,she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” (v. 28)
The word healed is Sozo in the greek which carries the sense: to heal, __________, make well, and ____________
What does it look like when the kingdom of heaven breaks into my world and Jesus sozo’s (saves, heals, delivers) me?
Immediately her bleeding stopped… (v.29)
- _____________ is no friend of Jesus.
“Who touched my clothes?” (v. 30)
He stopped because when God heals us physically its meant to go much __________ than just our body.
Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” Mark 5:33-34
- The saving and healing work that Jesus wants to do is not only physical, it is ___________.
She understood herself to be cut off from God, and not __________ to be in his presence. But Jesus says, “no, you are a “Daughter” of God.”
- In that same declaration (Daughter), the saving and healing work that Jesus is doing includes her ________.
She has lived with all sorts of devastating ______ about who she is for years.
- The saving and healing work of Jesus also includes her _________.
Flowing out of her __________ as Daughter of the King, everything changes now. Lies are broken and she is set free to know and feel that she is not rejected, she is beloved of God.
When heaven comes to earth, God saves and heals every aspect our of __________.
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