On a return visit to Jubilee, guest speaker, Andy Ball from Turkey, presents a dramatic reconstruction of Jesus' healing of the sick woman who had suffered from bleeding for 12 years. Through this story, we see the miraculous power of the Gospel message to bring restoration and healing to all who are unclean, cast out and weary. Jesus is the hope for us all.
24 So Jesus went with him.
A large crowd followed and pressed around him. 25 And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. 26 She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead of getting better she grew worse. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, 28 because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” 29 Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body that she was freed from her suffering.
30 At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my clothes?”
31 “You see the people crowding against you,” his disciples answered, “and yet you can ask, ‘Who touched me?’ ”
32 But Jesus kept looking around to see who had done it. 33 Then the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell at his feet and, trembling with fear, told him the whole truth. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”Mark 5:24-34
Jeremy and Ann encourage us from this amazing Old Testament promise and help us to see how we can joyfully live in the light of it. How will we 'enlarge the place of our tent'?
Jeremy and Ann speak about apostolic ministry. What does it mean to be an apostolic people? In what kind of ways are we sent into the world?
As Christians we are called to share the joy-news of Jesus with those around us and whilst they are not the primary motivation, there are benefits that we receive through doing this. Adrian helps us to see five benefits that will, ultimately, bring us to a fuller understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.
The gospel writer Luke records that some of the first people that Jesus chooses to reveal himself to following his resurrection, are two disciples that were on their way out of Jerusalem. Andy helps us to see that Jesus comes to those who are downcast and have lost hope. The transforming message of his victory over sin and death changes us and sends us out into the world.