God’s Perfect Timing
Following the Servant
In His life on earth, you always see Jesus being very .
“Lord, grant that we may follow the example of Jesus’ patience.” -Thomas Cranmer
These verses have an account within another account. It begins with Jairus asking Jesus to come and heal his daughter (5:21-24), is interrupted by a suffering woman (5:24-34), and ends with Jairus again. As we saw in chapter 4 and the first part of chapter 5, we see Jesus caring for those in need, and we see Him as the all-powerful God! In Mark 4 and 5, we see that Jesus has authority over nature and demons, diseases, and even death.
1. We come by faith to Jesus with (Mark 5:21-23)
Jarius came to Jesus because he believed Jesus could do for Him what !
2. Jesus responds to (Mark 5:24-34)
Jesus will not be .
Jesus is saying (to all of us): “Don’t just come to have your needs met, come to Me to have your .”
If you feel like your situation is hopeless, and people have told you you’re not going to make it, !
1 Corinthians 1:27-29
3. Jesus has authority (Mark 5:35-43)
God’s grace almost never seems to go according .
In the best way, Jesus is like the .
2 Corinthians 13:4
Jesus became weak so that we could .
Memory verse: “And Jesus, perceiving in himself that power had gone out from him, immediately turned about in the crowd and said, ’who touched my garments?’” Mark 5:30
Read Mark 5:21-43. Do you know anyone who came to Jesus in desperation, convinced He was the only One who could help? Have you ever felt that way?
Are you willing to be interrupted? If you are busy helping one person, will you still take the time to help someone who is hurting? How do you prioritize?
Read Mark 5:21-43. Have you known anyone whose initial interest in Jesus was misguided?
What deliberate steps can you take to lead such a person to saving, biblical faith?
Read Mark 5:21-43. What does the woman’s healing tell us about the role of physicians and the role of faith?
Jesus felt it when He took on the woman’s uncleanness and bestowed grace on her. How does knowing this affect your attitude toward the many times you have experienced forgiveness and grace?
Read Mark 5:21-43. Forgiveness is free; is it cheap? Explain.
Jesus commended the imperfect faith of the woman. How can we be more encouraging of spiritual babes in our churches without condoning bad theology?
Have you ever been frustrated with God’s timing?
Read Mark 5:21-43. Have you ever felt He waited until it was too late—but then He came through? Explain.
When our prayers turn into demands, are we trying to manipulate God or are we commanding God?
Read Mark 5. How would you respond to someone who urged you to “have faith in faith”?
How do these accounts encourage us that no person and no situation are beyond Jesus’ ability to restore?