Jesus had taught his disciples well. Now it was time to send them out to preach repentance. They would be emboldened by this experience for much greater challenges in the future. This may have been their first practical application of Jesus’ teachings.
I was no angel growing up. In fact, I was kind of a dork. My mouth was generally engaged before my brain, and I constantly blurted out things that, if thought through, were usually better left unsaid. It wasn’t because I was mean, it was because I lacked any sense […]
When we last left Jarius, Jesus had agreed to go with him to heal Jarius’ daughter. Now we learn that it’s too late. Some men met Jesus, Jarius and the crowds following them and reported that the girl was dead. That’s a faith-destroyer. Jarius must have been on his knees […]
Between the two parts of Jarius’ story, as Jesus and the crowd that surrounded Him were walking to Jarius’ home, Jesus felt His healing power emanating from Him – received by someone in the crowd hidden among them.