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May 23, 2022 8:00 am
We talk we say one thing many of us have confidence with Dr. Tony Evans says is more important than ever to move forward with our faith in Christ is not some big word like God is telling the truth.
This is the alternative with Dr. Tony after author, speaker, seen pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative remembers a kid when you're in route to parade couldn't see past the people in front of you.
If you didn't have someone to lift you on their shoulders.
The only way to get a good view was pressure way through the crowd to the front row what our view of Christ can be blocked by our circumstances.
Dr. Evan says it's important to push past the situations in order to experience the Lord must join him in Mark 525. As he tells the story of a woman who actively sought the Lord's power and received far more than she expected, living long enough that you know life can get interrupted show up that were and not anticipated, not expected to begin to change the trajectory of where you're headed. This is particularly true when life gets interrupted by pain by something that comes on you that redefines you when life comes on you and interrupts you to sense a sense of loss. You sometimes lose your identity because you now being controlled by the interruption, that interruption is illness or control by the illness because it tells you whether you good enough to get up strong enough to lay down or function during the day. Vincent interruption of hope that begins to define your emotions in the center discouragement section when life becomes painful and interrupts your plans. It can create emotional disturbances can create instability and can create daunting weight of reality. In Mark five. We have three stories back to back. This chapter has been called by some the chapter for incurable, because we have three situations back to back of people's lives a bit interrupted by a situation they couldn't fix the first one is that the money that many these under the control of demons and the demons just won't let it go.
The third story is about a daughter little girl whose daddy and there is no solution for between the demonic man and the girl is a disease. The woman in this well-known story will give us a perspective on how to handle life's interruptions. Now if your life hasn't been severely interrupted yet keep living in interruption.
I can bet your bottom dollar is going to come in your life and circumstance. So life has its interruptions and they all went there big enough whoppers is only she's merging. She's been averaging 412 m and social discomfort on an ongoing basis from the second problem is, she spent all the money she had on the positions she knew it says to fix our problem but it says after spending her bottom dollar. Not only were the professionals unable to resolve it but you just Getting worse so she has a physical problem crisis that leads to a financial crisis, but now you have a physical crisis that led to a financial crisis but a physical crisis that led to a financial crisis led to a social crisis because according to the Medicus chapter 15. When a woman in our cycle.
Verse 19 verses 25 to 31 says that she had to remove herself. She had to remove herself for that. Over cycle off weblog and she was bleeding because of that period of time she would be viewed as unclean and as a result of that social interaction was narrow or limited during that period of time. What this lady has been bleeding out for 12 years. So that leaves us social contact with her tent with her baby with her friends, was now nonexistent, so she now has to deal would be alone, so she's physically sick, just financially broke and she socially isolated. But not only is she physically sick, financially broke and socially isolated. She is spiritually separated because once you are viewed as being unclean because of that period of time, and as a whole. Theology behind that time when I levels get into now that spiritual implications because the uncleanness created a separation and can you imagine this lady's self-esteem. I mean he's gonna watch when she walks she doesn't want to be embarrassing or embarrass David have all the sophistication that ladies have today so this issue of embarrassment would set in as well. I mean her life is not a pleasant one right now. Now when your life gets interrupted is not pretty, whatever that interruption is and they come as Legion. They could be medium could be a firing pink slip that you didn't expected.
Your career has been interrupted, but could be a relationship with somebody walks away. Your stability has been interrupted.
Maybe a child who does something wrong that put you in legal jeopardy. Now you gotta spend all your money to try to keep them out of jail will change their direction in your life gets interrupted and everything that you do does not work. That's a situation in the midst of her solvable. It says that this woman is 27 heard about Jesus after suffering for 4380 days. She heard that Jesus wasn't shared that when Jesus spoke changes That would Jesus touch people would sew this message to anybody. You always know when you averaging because he averaging involves the blood of the Bible says the life of the flesh is in the blood.
So when you sense your life is moving away from you.
Your whole is losing away from you. Your dreams are losing away from you. Your health is losing away from you.
Your future is losing away from you.
Your hemorrhaging your bleeding out was various in the midst of word to her about Jesus when she heard the word about Jesus, she said in verse 28 touch his gun. I will get well what about Jesus changed what she thought about her condition when you're in a situation whether that don't have an answer. You need somebody to remind you about Jesus. Somebody to remind you of who is and what he has done so to begin this process of trying to get you to touch his sheep prances through the crowd, measure the crowd now talk about the problem with but that will deprive, but evidently you get when you may not be judged by you, evidently part of the trap, but not be transformed by the Christ said that with the crouching when you get desperate enough deep enough long enough.
What is painful enough to be pretty cute trying to get what you need to go to dinner supernatural answer to a situation you can fix. You don't know anybody else what Dr. Evans comes back in just a moment to talk about the significant difference between wishful thinking and a firm belief if you'd like to move your faith forward from a mere hope that things might turn out all right into a solid confidence that they will. Dr. Evans is a powerful book that can help you reach that unshakable conviction is called God is up to something great and it reviews the lives of Paul and Peter and Joseph to show how God can use all the failures of your past to build a very positive future would like to send you this uplifting book as a way of saying thanks when you make a contribution to help support Tony's work here on the air, and around the world and as an added bonus will include the CDs or digital downloads of all 10 full-length lessons and Dr. Evans brand-new series, bold belief, along with God is up to something great. Just visit email@example.com to get the details on the special double offer and make the arrangements before this limited time offer runs out again that's Tony Evans.org or call our 24 hour resource request line at 1-800-800-3222 again that's 1-800-800-3222. I repeat the contact information for you after part two of today's message and this is true, then you need to connect to the community of God's word with explicit teaching from Dr. Tony active online study experience allows you to explore theology, biblical history and application of thinking anytime, anywhere. Tony Evans training data like to get started next to Evans training to government. I will get well you would probably think medical science… The 12 Jesus can fix. But what about this government and some of the older translations. If you read the story it will say she of his dominant work, but were told to be put on the garment to look to the swag that were put on the corner of the garment to remind you of something God says to remind you when you had no place to go when there was no exit strategy.
When you have only lasted step in your best step in your impossible situation. I step into your unresolvable problems of a bad situation because the tassels were no remind up the Lord your God am your delivery will tassels swing you want to be reminded that the deliberate that you want to follow my commandments and not what you think you want to follow my commandments and not your human opinion. He says you want to follow my commandments and not what everybody else is talking about what this lady is because those castles tell me that he could deliver me. Those castles tell me if I follow him he could transform my life in spite of how long I've been with club based on what I heard about the last word, not my circumstance. So she begins clawing away, clawing away. It says in verse 29. Immediately the flow of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction to put it another way, she was feeling some Conaway she's out some different right now. When I grabbed the task in a firm's ability to deliver.
When I grabbed something happening inside my bone felt the 12 Jesus perceiving himself that the power proceeded from you God for turned around to the crowd and said she Jesus perceived now. I don't know how many folkways in the crown, but the one person so just because you facility don't just charge know me, you get the problem you around about how to boost the battery went dead. That's called the transfer the cables connect your private with their positive your negative with their negative transfer power from something that has life something that is you can go to the doctor, get this, you can go to the professionals. Financial get this problem you can go to the social sciences and get this problem she heard that Jesus and Jesus the power from raising the question who touched me around and sees a woman very trembling where what happened or fell down before him and told him the whole truth, and Jesus speaks to her spinal verse. He says to her in verse 34.because not just interested in a healing I'm interested in a relationship not a family is family sleep a lot about what you want to relationship.
Unfortunately, far too many of us have little confidence in the power of Jesus. We talked, we say sound spiritual, but we don't go after him like that you will willingness to place confidence in my ability to change the situation.
Even though it's been over extended period of time has made you well.
I made you well. But you cooperated with my program, you will really know you are touching the tassels bumping up against me so you just part of the trap but not me and healed you on the spot.
Just stay down there and go back with your private miracle no no no, not the redeemed of the Lord say so you stand out what just happened to you but you not willing to testify in public, not willing to graduate miracle that changes your life.
You not willing to tell nobody call you because I want you to tell me and I want you to tell the whole crown your story, so when you and Mike for zapping from you claw your way to Jesus, you grab the tassels of the breakthrough for you. Don't you give yourself the Lord say so you got up and shouted from the rooftops. What God did for me by my friend when I went down and glory. Bill Bonsall about the story is that this miracle on his way to raise a girl from the along the way to help a woman in a crisis. You remember the song says see what steps do not pass me by way you got something from a chair and let it be known what God made God when the plans go down, down, being quiet, Dr. Tony Evans talking today about the importance of reaching out and taking hold of Christ. The Bible tells us that Jesus died to cleanse us of our sins allowing us to boldly approach God and then turn to live a life as a confident demonstration of God's goodness. Dr. Evans calls this bold belief and that's the title of this brand-new audio compilation that includes the full-length version of today's message including portions we didn't have time to present on the year. As I mentioned earlier, you can get the entire 10 lesson bold belief series on CD or digital download along with a copy of Tony's popular and encouraging book God is up to something great. This special double offer is our gift to you and appreciation for your donation to help support the ministry of the alternative, you can get all the details and make the arrangements firstname.lastname@example.org again that's Tony Evans.org or call her 24 hour resource request line at 1-800-800-3222 and let one of our team members help you again that's 1-800-800-3222 many things are contagious and not all of them are bad. Dr. Evans knows good things can go viral. So he encourages you to look for ways to start a viral spread of kindness with each new day will coming up tomorrow.
It's important to know what God has to say to all people, but it's equally important to know what God has to say specifically to you. Be sure to join Dr. Evans next time as he presents biblical insight on hearing God's voice. The alternative with Dr. Tony.
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