The Touch of Faith Mark 5:21-43

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1. thoughts

1.1. What does the woman teach us? It teaches us that to be in touch, abide, connected to jesus heals the broken things of our lives tha tnothing else can heal

1.2. GOD POINT: Jesus raises people from the dead. The power to perform resurrection is a God point.

1.3. So many lessons on faith here

1.3.1. touch him - but then jesus says tell me your story

1.3.2. faith comes and asks

1.3.3. faith presses through the crowd

1.3.4. faith comes from desperation (for both in this story)

1.3.5. Faith when it seems all is lost

2. INTRO

2.1. QUOTE: Kyper - sovereign over all things... do we believe that?

2.2. But is that the issue? Is that all He is?

2.3. ILL: Some view of Jesus - good teacher, helps us, directs us...

2.4. Peopel are offended by this type of Jesus.... his claim to sovereignty

3. Context

3.1. A section on the nature and power of the kingdom (Mark 4 & 5)

3.1.1. Miracles

3.1.1.1. All are moments of complete desperatino - meaning, they have no solutin, no hope. All their ability and expertise cannot do anything. No one can help.

3.1.1.1.1. Storm - fishermen who know the sea cannot do anything. They think they are going to die. They don't even ask for help. They just question his care, his love.

3.1.1.1.2. Demoniac - "no one can subdue him". Forget helping him, they just want to subdue him and they cant. He doesn't have 1 demon, he has 6000 demons. He's completely out of control.

3.1.1.1.3. Woman - has tried everything, "spent all that she had" (v26) and was not better but getting "worse". Going backwards. No more resources

3.1.1.1.4. Ruler - Daughter is at point of death. This ruler is asking Jesus. Already conflicts with religious rulers, butthis ruler is desparate. And finally, they say "don't bother the master" she is dead. No use. No help. Just weep.

3.1.1.2. All display an incredible amount of power

3.1.1.2.1. Display of absolute power over creation

3.1.1.2.2. Displayed power over demonic world

3.1.1.2.3. Displayed power over sickness (bleeding woman)

3.1.1.2.4. Displayed power over death (Jairus daughter)

3.1.1.3. All happened immediately

3.1.1.3.1. storm -

3.1.1.3.2. demons leave

3.1.1.3.3. she healed immediatel

3.1.1.3.4. 5:42 - immediatley girl got up

3.1.1.4. All are brought to fear

3.1.1.4.1. storm - 4:41 - "filled with great fear"

3.1.1.4.2. demoniac - the peopel feared

3.1.1.4.3. woman - 5:33 - fear

3.1.1.4.4. ruler - 5:36 - fear

3.1.1.5. All are brought to his feet

3.1.1.5.1. Ruler - 5:22 - "he fell at his feet"

3.1.1.5.2. woman - 5:33 "felld own before him"

3.1.1.5.3. demoniac - 5:15- "sitting there"

3.1.1.6. Faith is the issue!

4. vs 42

4.1. AMAZED - 11. ἔκστασις ekstasis; from 1839; a displacement (of the mind), i.e. bewilderment, ecstasy:—amazement(1), astonishment(2), completely*(1), trance(3) Thomas, R. L. (1998). New American Standard Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek dictionaries : updated edition. Anaheim: Foundation Publications, Inc.

5. intro

5.1. Stor

5.2. ILL: Stories of us touching people. Pictures. why?

5.3. God has made us to touch... babies!

5.4. There's somethign related...!

6. Markan Sandwhich

6.1. slices

6.2. middle determines the sandwhich

6.3. Middle of the narrative - this woman!

6.4. In the middle of the middle is the queiton - WHO TOUCHED ME?

6.4.1. This is the question isn't it? God is beofre you and how touched me?

7. comon

7.1. both are healed by touch by jesus

7.2. both refered to by daughter

7.3. both duration and age is 12

7.3.1. So this woman has been suffering for a life time.

7.4. both scoff what Jesus is doing (38, 40)

7.5. both is unclean, yet Jesus touched them (blood and dead)

7.6. In both cases, Jesus does not become unclean but the people become unclean

7.6.1. THE GOSPEL!!!!!!

7.7. two people come to Jesus by faith

7.8. both want a miracle but jesus wants to deal with their faith

8. diff

8.1. outsider vs insider

8.2. Her name is not given (or remembered), and she has no position. Her only identification is her shame, a menstrual hemorrhage. She must approach Jesus from behind, whereas Jairus approaches Jesus face to face. Jairus, in other words, is a person of status and privilege. Edwards Jr., James R. (2009-10-05). The Gospel according to Mark (Pillar New Testament Commentary) (Kindle Locations 3338-3340). Eerdmans Publishing Co - A. Kindle Edition.

9. outline

9.1. Desparation

9.2. Approach to Jesus

9.3. The interruptable Jesus

9.4. His Timing

10. gospel

10.1. Mark -

10.1.1. Jesus will say he came not to serve but to be served

10.1.2. Jesus will institute a new covenant based on his blood

11. 42-43

11.1. got up, walk, eat

11.1.1. full restoration

12. Contrast

12.1. Jairus was named, she was not - he's important

12.2. Jairus ruler over synagogue, woman not allowed

12.3. Jairus seeks healing for another, her for herself

12.4. Jairus comes form the front, she sneeks up from behind, - he coudl dot hat, she could not

12.5. Jairus bold persistence.. come with me... // she is frieghtened, ashamed ...

12.6. End of day she has faith and jairus does not.

12.6.1. Get that... the difference ...

12.6.2. His faith is faltering...

12.7. So the sandwhich allows us to see what true faith is ...

13. What does faith then mean?

13.1. a way to refering to relgion - "there are many faiths"

13.1.1. in NT, used only to refer to the christian religion. Other than that talks about idolatry... faith

13.2. faith - religious personal preference

13.2.1. Faith in something ... truth doesn't matter... whatever you believe

13.2.2. "you really must have faith in Jesus" - people will understand i tthrough that grid - a personal religion,perference....

13.2.3. That faith is never used in the NT

13.2.4. Faith TURNS ONLY on the truthfulness of what is believed, nto sincerity ... VAIN

13.2.4.1. 1 Cor 15 - faith in Jesus is false... if he is not risen

13.2.5. Faith is a God given ability to see what is true and to believe it

13.2.5.1. if it's not true, it' snot faith

13.2.5.2. maybe presumption, gullibility, indegstion, tradition, stupidity .. but it's not faith.

13.2.6. Which is why the NT is always pushing the truthfulness of jesus, ... historical revelation.. real time of history.. .witness so important.. why it's so importnat people touched, and heard, and saw ... muultiple witnesses...

13.2.6.1. HISTORICAL!!! not just now...

13.3. faith - is a persevering faith

13.3.1. Woman's faith perseveres..

13.3.1.1. presses.. touches

13.3.2. Jairus gives up... people gives up.

13.3.3. REF: Hebrews talks about persevering faith

13.3.4. APP: persevere in faith

13.4. not the faith of the strong, but weak, not of the bold, of the frightened, not

13.4.1. the object of faith!!!

14. Main idea

14.1. The clean touches the unclean and the unclean become clean. How does that happen?

14.1.1. It's so telling too, because every other thought of relgion is how to clean your life. You come and clean your life becuase at the end, you get in touch with yourself, or in touche withthe cosmic being, or in touch with the super natural zen of this universe. But Jesus comes and he's clearly different, he's making the point that Jesus comes to touch the untouchable. He cleanses.

14.1.2. This btw, says a few things to us

14.1.2.1. You don't cleans first and then come, ou come. He cleanses.

14.1.2.2. But if you have been cleanse, then you have been cleanse! So the expactation is not that you are cleanse, but the expectation is that once you are cleansed ... you will liveit

14.1.2.2.1. NOte: Woman says she's been healed then. IMmediately.

14.1.2.2.2. Note; The girl gets up, walks. eats. What is that? Proof! It means she's alive. She's not a ghost, not out of body experience. She's been made alive.

14.2. chapter 5

14.2.1. Mark 5 might be called the "St. Jude chapter" (the saint of hopeless causes), for the Gerasene demoniac, the menstruating woman, and Jairus each find hope in Jesus when all human hopes are exhausted. Edwards Jr., James R. (2009-10-05). The Gospel according to Mark (Pillar New Testament Commentary) (Kindle Locations 3228-3229). Eerdmans Publishing Co - A. Kindle Edition.

15. stage 1

15.1. v21

15.1.1. going back to the east side

15.2. v22

15.2.1. ruler

15.2.1.1. lay ruler - president...

15.2.1.2. sabath readers ... organzie .

15.2.1.3. piety, influential ... well to do often

15.2.1.4. In a synagogue the conducting of public worship, reading of Scriptures, preaching, and public prayer were performed not by a professional class of officials but by lay synagogue members. The ruler of the synagogue, accordingly, was not a worship leader or a professionally trained scribe or rabbi but a lay member of a synagogue who was entrusted by the elders of the community with general oversight of the synagogue and orthodoxy of teaching. His responsibilities included building maintenance and security, procuring of scrolls for Scripture reading, and arranging of Sabbath worship by designating Scripture readers, prayers, and preachers. Ordinarily, a synagogue had only one ruler, but not always. Acts 13: 15 speaks of at least two rulers in the same synagogue. In v. 22, however, "one of the synagogue rulers" should probably be taken to mean "one from the class of synagogue presidents." Edwards Jr., James R. (2009-10-05). The Gospel according to Mark (Pillar New Testament Commentary) (Kindle Locations 3237-3243). Eerdmans Publishing Co - A. Kindle Edition.

15.2.2. Here is a desparation of a parent in anguish ... and often that means all we have are lost, taken away. No pomp here.

15.2.3. synogugue

15.2.3.1. Did he know about Jesus? Oh yes. Absolutely he knew about Jesus. Jesus had done many, many miracles in Capernaum. And notable miracles that could not possibly miss the grapevine. Even the ones that this man didn’t see, he would have heard about...like letting a man down through the roof of a house, healing him and forgiving his sins, and a myriad more day after day after day in Capernaum. And, by the way, he may have been in the very same synagogue where an incident occurred in chapter 1 recorded by Mark verses 21 to 28 where Jesus came into the synagogue, was teaching in the synagogue and in the middle of His teaching, a demonic power spoke out of a man’s mouth and identified Jesus as the Holy One of God. In fear and terror, the demon exposed himself saying, “What business do we have with You? You are the Holy One of God.”

15.3. v23

15.3.1. faith!

15.3.2. dying

15.3.2.1. The daughter's condition is critical: the Gk. eschatos echei (NIV, "is dying") is a colloquialism for "at death's door" or "sinking fast." Edwards Jr., James R. (2009-10-05). The Gospel according to Mark (Pillar New Testament Commentary) (Kindle Locations 3250-3251). Eerdmans Publishing Co - A. Kindle Edition.

16. stage 2

16.1. v24

16.1.1. "he went with him"

16.1.1.1. (" This is why I have come"), Mark testifies to Jesus' commitment to minister to human need and to the inestimable worth of the human individual for Jesus. Edwards Jr., James R. (2009-10-05). The Gospel according to Mark (Pillar New Testament Commentary) (Kindle Locations 3254-3255). Eerdmans Publishing Co - A. Kindle Edition.

16.1.1.2. I love Matthew 12:20 which basically quotes Isaiah 42:3, “A bruised reed He will not break and smoking flax He will not quench.” When someone is bruised and battered and broken and the flame is about to go out, He doesn’t break that person further, He doesn’t blow that wick out, He comes to bring rest and strength and restoration. I love that. Matthew 14:14, He was moved with compassion. Mark 1:41, He was moved with compassion. Mark 8:2, “I have compassion on the multitude. Matthew 9:36, “When He saw the multitudes He was moved with compassion.” So much compassion in the heart of God of those who suffer.

16.2. 25

16.2.1. there was a woman

16.2.1.1. NOTE: She's not named. Why? Cause no oen would know her.

16.2.1.2. THe contrast is Jairus is named.

16.2.1.3. Jesus reaches the big and small!

16.2.2. She's at a an end and she thinks - heres jesus

16.2.2.1. Desperation does that. it's wonderufl. It brings an end to our self-sufficienciy. She's at an end. no one can help.

16.2.2.2. This is encouraging - that the main reason people dont' find Jesus is not because they have too little faith, but becahst they have too much pride - keller

16.2.2.3. This is not saying, “Faith is something you have to conjure up.” Faith is simply admitting, “I am helpless. I am weak.” If today you say, “I haven’t connected to Jesus,” the main reason you haven’t connected to Jesus is not because you haven’t conjured up some kind of faith. The main reason is because you still have too much pride to admit, “Without you, I am nothing.” Keller, T. J. (2013). The Timothy Keller Sermon Archive. New York City: Redeemer Presbyterian Church.

16.2.3. Faith

16.3. Faith

16.3.1. Is based on information

16.3.2. Desperation

16.3.3. public - he brings it out public

16.3.4. has a direction

16.3.4.1. It's more about direction than dimension. Its'about the posture of the heart rathe rthan the extreme coureage of the heart

16.3.4.1.1. Note what she does here.... where Jairus comes and bows, he comes among the crowd, a following .. not his fault, but just the way it is. He has friends servants. He comes towards Jesus. Finds him. Pleads come.

16.3.4.1.2. But note this woman. Unnamed cause what'sthe point of naming someone that no one knows. She's been unclean for 12 years. Outcast. OUtsider. And she comes - just touch the hem of the garment.

16.3.4.2. think about her faith and how it was not so ideal

16.3.4.2.1. She has terrible faith. She says, “If I just touch his cloak …” She has a quasi-magical understanding. She is superstitious. She has no idea who he is. The reason he has to pull her out and make her see it was her faith that saved her is she has no idea who he is. She has no idea what he brings. She has no idea she needs more than just magically to be cured, but she needs actually a spiritual cure and she needs to become one of his disciples and a person who is willing to confess him publicly. Keller, T. J. (2013). The Timothy Keller Sermon Archive. New York City: Redeemer Presbyterian Church.

16.3.4.2.2. I mean, the reason Jesus pulls her out and does all that is because her faith is such a mess. It’s such a wreck. It’s incredibly theologically flawed. It’s incredibly weak. It’s incredibly superstitious, but he heals her. Keller, T. J. (2013). The Timothy Keller Sermon Archive. New York City: Redeemer Presbyterian Church.

16.3.4.2.3. He doesn’t say, “Now will you have faith?” He says, “I healed you because of your faith.” Well what does that mean? It is not the strength of your faith that saves you but the object of your faith. It is not the dimension of your faith. It’s the direction. What do you have faith in? See, this is the 180-degree opposite to what the common view of the man or woman on the street is today. What do you hear over and over and over again? Keller, T. J. (2013). The Timothy Keller Sermon Archive. New York City: Redeemer Presbyterian Church.

16.3.4.2.4. I hear it in the op-ed pages. I hear it on talk shows. I hear it in books. I hear it everywhere. They say, “It doesn’t matter what you believe as long as you believe it with all your might.” Jesus Christ is saying here, “It doesn’t matter how heartily you believe it as long as you’re believing in the right thing.” It’s exactly the opposite. Total opposite. Keller, T. J. (2013). The Timothy Keller Sermon Archive. New York City: Redeemer Presbyterian Church.

16.3.4.3. ex.

16.3.4.3.1. The common view is not common sense. Imagine three people, and they’re being chased by a bear. They’re running through the snow-covered forest. They get to a ledge, and they realize the only way they’re going to escape is if they jump down onto the frozen pond. The first guy jumps, and he says, “I’m going to die! I’m going to die! I’m going to go right through. I’m going to drown.” He hits the ice, and it’s six inches thick, and he is saved. The second guy says, “I’ve got a 50–50 chance. I might drown. This might work.” He hits the six inches of ice, and he is fine. He is saved. The third guy says, “This will probably work. It’s been pretty cold for a pretty long time.” He hits the six inches, and he is saved. Which one is more saved? Well, the one with the most faith? Absolutely not. It has nothing to do with the amount of faith. The guy who said, “I’m going to die! I’m going to die! I’m going to die!” is saved. Why? He jumped. Why was she healed? She just came. How much faith do you have to have in the ice for it to save you? Just enough to jump. How much faith do you have to have in Jesus? Just enough to come. Keller, T. J. (2013). The Timothy Keller Sermon Archive. New York City: Redeemer Presbyterian Church.

16.3.4.4. saved by faith

16.3.4.4.1. we all get that faith is important, key.. but we make the mistake in thinking faith must be perfect.

16.3.4.4.2. We sing a song ... can we be real with it

16.3.4.4.3. such good news!!!

16.3.5. A transfer

16.3.5.1. All the other miracles there was simply a word - storm _ Peace. Be still. Demoniac - Go! No exertion like you see in the movies... run out of energy and ppower ...

16.3.5.2. But here, she touches him and she's healed and jesus says - power has left me. That is, soemthing from him is transfered to her adn that transfer makes her well, healed.

16.3.5.2.1. Ironic becuase she's got a bleeding problem. Blood is leaving here, flowing from her. And she touches jesus and power flows from him. He takes on her attribute. Something precious from him flows involuntarily from him.

16.3.5.2.2. What is this? Substitute.

16.3.5.3. The unclean for the clean

16.3.5.3.1. He has to be cut off. He has to be thrown out. He has to be killed outside the camp, outside the gate. He has to be forsaken so we can be taken in. Therefore, the thing that connects you to Jesus Christ spiritually, the thing that will get you past where most of us are (that is just being kind of generally inspired by his example), is you have to look not just at Jesus in general but at the cross in particular and of him crying out, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me” for you Keller, T. J. (2013). The Timothy Keller Sermon Archive. New York City: Redeemer Presbyterian Church.

16.3.5.4. She touched him... she touched God and did not die! Mt. Sinai

16.4. 27

16.4.1. She heard, she came, she touched!!!

16.4.1.1. Heard - Faith is a response to hearing. Goes in line with hearing. If we never hear, we never have faith.

16.4.1.1.1. he did it because she’d heard. She had gotten information about him. She had learned something about him. The common view today is to think of faith as opposed to thinking. We think of faith as going against what we know. Absolutely not. It takes tremendous faith to act in line with what we know, because faith is not opposed to your thinking. Faith is opposed to your fears. Faith is opposed to self-protection. Keller, T. J. (2013). The Timothy Keller Sermon Archive. New York City: Redeemer Presbyterian Church.

16.4.1.1.2. See, for example, let’s just say you and five friends come to this huge gorge in the middle of the jungle, and there’s this terribly rickety bridge. The first four go across it. Let’s say they’re all heavier than you. It comes to you. You have a lot of information. So does that mean it’s not going to take faith to step out on that bridge? Oh yes! It’s going to take a lot of faith. You see, it’s not faith against the information. It’s faith in line with the information and going beyond the information. If you want to find faith in Jesus Christ, you have to learn about him. You don’t just close your eyes and say, “I’m going to believe in what gods there be.” Come on! You need to learn about him. You need to study. You need to find out about him. Something that’s maybe a no-brainer, but you have to say it. She heard. Keller, T. J. (2013). The Timothy Keller Sermon Archive. New York City: Redeemer Presbyterian Church.

16.4.1.1.3. Hence we need to learn to present Jesus and not just the gifts of jesus. If we do that, then we press I-iT christiainty

16.4.2. so many touched him but only one touched him. The truth is you can be around jesus and crowd him and touch him but not really touch im. Not really know His power in your life

16.4.2.1. denying his power...

16.5. 29

16.5.1. Mark describes her condition as a mastix, a graphic expression meaning "whip, lash, scourge, or torment" (see Acts 22: 24; Heb 11: 36). The term combines physical suffering and shame, hence something akin to punishment. Edwards Jr., James R. (2009-10-05). The Gospel according to Mark (Pillar New Testament Commentary) (Kindle Locations 3257-3258). Eerdmans Publishing Co - A. Kindle Edition.

16.5.1.1. In a dramatic volley of Greek participles, v. 26 graphs the woman's condition precipitously: having a blood flow, having suffered from many doctors, having exhausted all her wealth, having not improved but having gotten worse. The same verse is equally emphatic and categorical: she suffered much from many physicians, exhausted all her resources, and gained nothing. Clearly, the woman's prospects are no better than the dying girl's. Edwards Jr., James R. (2009-10-05). The Gospel according to Mark (Pillar New Testament Commentary) (Kindle Locations 3258-3262). Eerdmans Publishing Co - A. Kindle Edition.

16.5.1.2. The point is her life was no better than the dying girl. She was alive but her living was not life. Her living was a living death. This is the interlude.

16.5.1.3. Jesus comes not just to destroy death, bu all the entrails, the things that come with death.

16.5.1.4. The gospel is not jsut about overcomign death - it is surely that - but it is so much more. It is also not just about overcomign physical pain - it willutliatmely be ablut that ... bu tit is about Him.

16.5.2. According to the Torah, a woman was unclean for seven days after her monthly period, but if she had a protracted gynecological problem, as does this woman, she remained unclean throughout its duration. Anyone who came into contact with her during menstruation would be banished until evening (Lev. 15: 19-27). Josephus's testimony that "the temple was closed to women during their menstruation" (War 5.227) indicates that this particular Torah ruling was carefully observed in Jesus' day. Edwards Jr., James R. (2009-10-05). The Gospel according to Mark (Pillar New Testament Commentary) (Kindle Locations 3262-3266). Eerdmans Publishing Co - A. Kindle Edition.

16.6. 30

16.6.1. Question - Like Jesus asking "Adam where are you?

16.6.1.1. Piont is to change this miracle into a meeting.

16.6.1.1.1. She wants a healing, He wants far more than that.

16.6.1.2. i it relationship vs i thou relationship with person

16.6.1.2.1. martin hubert - https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/biography/Buber.html

16.6.1.2.2. people want an i it relatinship

16.6.1.3. In the kingdom of God, miracles are not an end to itself. Meetings are.

16.6.1.4. Discipleship is not just having ones needs met. It's growing in the presence of Jesus... beign KNOWN BY GOD!!

16.6.2. Luke 8:46 says, “I was aware that power had gone out of Me.”

16.6.2.1. This is rich insight into the reality that our God is not detached. He is not unfeeling in the sense that He has no personal connection to us. While He is unaltered by what men do, He is still personally engaged in every act of power. I told you, people like to say I have a personal relationship with Jesus. Let me tell you something. Everybody who has ever lived has a personal relationship with Jesus. He is personally involved in their redemption, or He is personally involved in their judgment. Every expression of power, and every expression of deliverance is an experience that He feels. No one receives His power into his life without His personal involvement.

16.7. 32

16.7.1. The chance of finding the suppliant in such a large crowd exasperates the disciples, but ironically they are more out of touch with Jesus than is the woman. The persistence of Jesus in discovering who touched him rivals the woman's persistence in reaching Jesus. She wants a cure, however, a something, whereas Jesus desires a personal encounter with someone. Edwards Jr., James R. (2009-10-05). The Gospel according to Mark (Pillar New Testament Commentary) (Kindle Locations 3289-3291). Eerdmans Publishing Co - A. Kindle Edition.

16.7.2. THsi is not Jesus pretending.. remember he left his omniccient behind and lived in constatn revelation fromthe Father...

16.8. 33

16.8.1. fear

16.8.1.1. This is not the fear of embarrassment. This not the fear of hostility from the crowd, because she touched them in the process of getting to Him. This is holy terror. This is holy fear. She’s not afraid because of her offense. She is afraid because she’s aware of what has happened to her. And what has happened to her is she has just been healed in a split second and she knows it and she therefore knows what Jesus had been saying all along and what Mark is trying to let us know that this is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. She is in the presence of divinity or deity. This is not human embarrassment, she got pass that. This is holy fear.

16.9. 34

16.9.1. Compassion

17. stage 3

17.1. 35

17.1.1. She is dead

17.1.1.1. The healing of 1 is the death of another

17.1.1.1.1. Do you see what's happening? Do you see how God works?

17.1.2. Why bother the master

17.1.2.1. beyond him?

17.1.2.2. Oh -- who touched me?

17.2. 36

17.2.1. do not be afraid

17.2.1.1. Do not fear death. Do not fear your circumstance. Do not fear what seems impossible before you right now. Do not fear that.

17.2.1.2. The transfer of fear shows up in all 4 miracles

17.2.1.2.1. Fear of storm. Now fear Jesus

17.2.1.2.2. Fear of demoniac. Now fear Jesus

17.2.1.2.3. Fear of ??. Now fear Jesus

17.2.1.2.4. Fear of circumstance.

17.2.2. only believe

17.2.2.1. Believe in Jesus. Believe in HIs power. Believe in his word. Believe He is able. Believe death does not have the final word. Beelieve that His kingdom is greater than the kingdom of death.

17.2.2.2. Believe that jesus came to restore all things, even death.

17.2.3. did you learn the lesson from this woman? Did you see what has just happened. Do you knw what is more important than anything in life? do you know wha tI'm about and why my father has sent me and what I care about? Did you see that?

17.3. 38

17.3.1. Mourners formed a professional guild in first-century Judaism and were required at funerals; "Even the poorest person in Israel should hire at least two flute players and one wailing woman," said Rabbi Judah a century later. The mourners, usually women, accompanied the bier from the house to the grave, clapping their hands together and wailing haunting laments. Edwards Jr., James R. (2009-10-05). The Gospel according to Mark (Pillar New Testament Commentary) (Kindle Locations 3317-3320). Eerdmans Publishing Co - A. Kindle Edition.

17.4. 38

17.4.1. commotion, weeping wailing

17.4.1.1. Mourning practice

17.4.1.2. poorest - provide for at least 2 wialing women, and flower ... durge...

17.4.1.3. large funerals - lots of wailing....

17.4.1.4. often same day.... she dies

17.5. 39

17.5.1. Sleeping

17.5.1.1. REF: Lazarus ... he refers to that as sleeping

17.5.1.2. Paul will talk about it in terms of sleep

17.5.1.3. death is not final

17.5.1.4. Means there's a waking up! - Resurrection

17.5.1.5. n that moment, Jesus redefined death as a temporary condition. That’s why He uses the metaphor or the analogy of sleep. Sleep is a temporary disconnect, isn’t it? You’re insensitive to the environment around you when you’re asleep, you don’t hear the conversations, you don’t participate socially. You’re asleep. But it’s a temporary situation. And Jesus is saying for this girl, this is just asleep, it’s temporary. This is not permanent.

17.6. 41

17.6.1. talitha

17.6.1.1. lamb

17.6.1.2. sweet child

17.6.1.3. puts transloation in - Mark wrote to Greeks ..

17.6.1.4. "Talitha koum" is Aramaic; talitha is a feminine form of the word for "lamb" or "youth," and koum an imperative meaning "arise!" 49 The Greek translation indicates that Mark's first readers in Rome were not native Hebrew or Aramaic speakers, who otherwise would not need a translation. The Greek translation, "little girl," is endearing. The word korasion, a diminutive of korē (a stately young woman or maiden), indicates prime childhood, perhaps "little lady." Such nomenclature reveals the vast difference in Jesus' perspective of the girl from the mourners' perspective. Edwards Jr., James R. (2009-10-05). The Gospel according to Mark (Pillar New Testament Commentary) (Kindle Locations 3328-3332). Eerdmans Publishing Co - A. Kindle Edition.

17.6.2. Jesus wants faith, jesus wants touch, Jesus wants intimacy and relationship.

18. The basic word I-You can be spoken only with one’s whole being. The concentration and fusion into a whole being can never be accomplished by me, can never be accomplished without me. I require a You to become; becoming I, I say You. All actual life is encounter. Buber, Martin (2011-05-17). I and Thou, Trans. Kaufmann (p. 62). . Kindle Edition.

19. outline:

19.1. vs 21-24 - The Willingness of Jesus to Help

19.2. vs 25-34 -

19.2.1. Thinsg we learn

19.2.1.1. God is fearful, yet personable

19.3. vs 35-43 - Jesus raises Jairus daughter from the dead

20. Timothy Keller Jesus didn't come to tell us the answers to the questions of life, he came to be the answer.