Faith In Motion

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he Core - Faith In Motion #1

 

Scripture: Mark 5:15-28

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Faith in Motion: We live unashamed and uncompromising in our beliefs of scripture and follow through with corresponding actions.

 

What does Faith in Motion look like?

 

15 And they came to Jesus and saw the demon-possessed man, the one who had had the legion, sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, and they were afraid. 16 And those who had seen it described to them what had happened to the demon-possessed man and to the pigs. 17 And they began to beg Jesus to depart from their region. 18 As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed with demons begged him that he might be with him. 19 And he did not permit him but said to him, “Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” 20 And he went away and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him, and everyone marveled.

21 And when Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered about him, and he was beside the sea. 22 Then came one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name, and seeing him, he fell at his feet 23 and implored him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter is at the point of death. Come and lay your hands on her, so that she may be made well and live.” 24 And he went with him.

And a great crowd followed him and thronged about him. 25 And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, 26 and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. 27 She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. 28 For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.”

 

We can pick several things out of Mark 5 and say, "that is what 'Faith inMotion' looks like.

           The Demonic who was tormented had his moment.

           The Woman with the issue had her moment.

           Jairus had his moment.

 

All these are great stories, but they are not examples of "Faith inMotion." Instead, they are examples of "Fatih in Moment.”  

 

The culture of heaven must be more than a moment. It must be a movement thatAbides. This is the reason for the resurrection of Jesus.

Therefore ,our faith must be more than a moment; our faith must always be in motion.

           

Jesus is the only true example of “Faith in Motion." The individuals were using faith in the moment.

 

So often, when we read these great miracles, we relate to the wrong part of the story. We associate with the one tormented, the one with the issue, or the one in the impossible situation.

 

We must look at the larger picture. We are not trying to be like the demonic, the woman with an issue, or even Jairus. We are trying to be like Jesus. We need to connect to the one we aspire to be like, not to the one we have issues in common with.

 

In these accounts, we need to start relating to Christ.

 

The House

It is not just what you do in the house but who you will notice on the way to the house.

           “Faith in Motion” is Faith that is observant action.

                       

Faith in Motion: We live unashamed and uncompromising in our beliefs of scripture and follow through with corresponding actions.

 

We live - Zoe Life - Zoe - of the absolute fulness of life, both essential and ethical, which belongs to God.

Zoe ­- God-life he breathed into man in the garden.

           

unashamed and uncompromising in our beliefs of scripture and follow through with corresponding actions.— If we only stay unashamed and uncompromising and do not have actions that are constantly in motion, we are only the next generation of Pharisees.

 

Pharisee- people who had vast knowledge of God, the Law, and rituals needing to be performed.But there was no fresh application of faith with it.

Isaiah29:13 “And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men,”

 

“Faith in Motion” is always fresh. “Faith in Moment” will become history in a matter of seconds.

 

IfJesus would only have had "Faith in Moment," he would have camped out and celebrated for the next 3 weeks about the miracle of the woman that just occurred.

           But… "Faith in Motion,"said I was on my way to the house.

           

Interruption

Could the interruption really be God creating an illumination?

 

Do you really believe Romans 8:28, or is it just a "comfort verse" to get us through because we think God has forgotten about us?

Romans 8:28 “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”

 

TheOverview

Mark5:24 And he (Jesus) went with him.

                       Jesus is with you.

Mark5:25 And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years,

                       The Interruption!

Mark5:36 But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.”

Are we really unashamed and uncompromising, or will we continue to believe when what we trusted Jesus with has died?

 

Have you ever wondered why it was a demonic man, a woman with an issue, but theBible calls Jairus by name?

When we really realize who Jairus is, this changes everything. He was more than a synagogue ruler.

Jairus - The name Jairus, or "Ya eiros," is the Greek form of the Hebrew Jair, "he will illuminate.” (PulpitCommentary - Bible Hub)

           

Everytime Jesus looked at Jairus to speak, he was looking at "he will illuminate."

He wasn't looking at a synagogue ruler but someone God had established in a place to illuminate through.

We all need our Moment of Faith to get things started but do not get stuck in the moment. The moment is a catalyst; it is the start of living “Faith InMotion.”

 

Right now is your moment! What do you need God to do in your life?